Club Nocturnal: Seven Shot, One Killed, Hundreds Stampede Out in Fear

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Brandon Marquis McGhee
About 3 o'clock this morning, after a beef at Nocturnal in downtown Miami, seven people were shot. So far, only one person has died, but it is the most gruesome attack at a Miami nightclub in years.

According to police, the man killed was 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of North Miami. Court records show he had a long arrest record, having been charged with grand theft, resisting arrest, burglary, passing bad checks, and petty theft.

Ambulances took six of the wounded to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Friends took another man to the hospital.

Police say hundreds of people stampeded from the club after the shooting.

The police release about the shooting follows:


Today, shortly after 3 a.m., Miami Police officers responded to Club Nocturnal located at 50 NE 11th Street, after learning that several people had been shot inside the club.

According to the on-scene investigation, several patrons inside the club began arguing, minutes later gunfire erupted. As a result, seven people were struck by the gunfire. In fear for their lives, hundreds of patrons from inside the club began running out front and exit doors.

Miami Fire Rescue transported five wounded victims with non-life threatening injuries to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit. One other wounded victim was taken by friends to Jackson Memorial Hospital as well.

The fatally wounded victim, who died on the scene, has been identified as Brandon Marquis McGhee, D.O.B. 1/28/85.

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42 comments
Bribes much?
Bribes much?

Luis Puig and Jorge Nunez of Club Space have been operating illegally for years. They bribe police.  Drugs?  No problemo.

Club Space bouncer
Club Space bouncer

The 7 people who got shot on NE 11th Street next to Club Space? So predictable.  Last year a Club Space customer was found burnt to a crisp inside a dumpster. Dead. Her killer was never arrested for her murder. A bouncer?  Maybe her killer works at Club Space?

Oscar
Oscar

In the words of Chris Rock: "Don't go to clubs with metal detectors. Sure it feels safe inside, but what about all those n****rs waiting outside with guns? They know you ain't got one!"

Guest123
Guest123

Do you guys seriously not understand the point of posting his criminal records? They're trying to explain WHY an argument like that would ensue. He probably was involved in the wrong kind of things, he probably owed someone money, and that sort of past behavior is what probably got him to this point. Let's not lie to ourselves with the politically correct stuff, that area is known for gang violence - it's downtown. It's not a safe area and the people that go there are mostly all hoodlums. This is speaking from someone who worked the door. 

J.R.
J.R.

If you close this club, they will just go back to swinging in the trees.

killah trakz
killah trakz

Rip Brandon,

Remember that dude in HS. He was cool, really cool. I used to keep him focused but I graduated and went on with life. It sucks he had to go that way.

People choices and arrests don't have anything to do with them as a person. The neighbor next to you or the partner living with you can snap tick or go off at any second.

So im taking my time to pay my condolences. Rest in Paradise my brother. What goes around comes around. Karma is a bad bitch so your slained flesh wont go unnoticed.

Bless,

Killah Trakz

Spaceowner
Spaceowner

On Saturday night Downtown Miami was the scene of yet another unconscionable crime against it's citizens and visitors. A young gentleman by the name of Brandon Marquis McGhee was brutally shot and killed within the walls of the nightclub Nocturnal, and seven more were injured in the crossfire which end result was the death of yet another one of Miami-Dade County's young citizens.For years, the Downtown Entertainment District has been the location of some of the most rapid growth in the country. Nightclubs, restaurants, and lounges have sprung up in this once-destitute area to help lay the foundations for condos and office buildings. Unfortunately over the past few years, less than honest businesspeople have chosen to set up shop in this neighborhood, and unfortunately this list includes the nightclub Nocturnal.Since it's inception, Nocturnal has been built on a sham. Unpaid construction loans, numerous tax liens, several foreclosures and other underhanded maneuvering have resulted in a business that has become a pox on the district. As a result of these indiscretions, Nocturnal has built up a substantial financial burden, which has led to financial and operational cut backs. Most notably, Nocturnal's security apparatus is the most lax in all of South Florida, leading to this business allowing anyone with the requisite money in their pockets admission into their venue, regardless of threat level.Last night, Nocturnal's greed and desperation finally caught up with them, leading to the murder of Mr. McGhee, and the injury of many of the venue's patrons, which has become the most egregious assault within a Miami nightclub property in decades. Unfortunately this situation could have been avoided. Other entertainment venues in the area, such as Club Space, institute stringent security measures working closely with NET (Neighborhoods Enhancement Team), MEDA (Miami Entertainment District Association) and the Miami Police Department to secure the safety of its patrons and our streets. Nocturnal, in their greed and desperation, chooses to ignore the tenets of common human decency, and allows their venue to be compromised by individuals bent on mayhem and destruction.As the pioneer of the Parkwest Entertainment District and the owner of Club Space, I must recommend that Nocturnal's permits to operate be revoked and that the venue be closed immediately. I warned Nocturnal's owner Glenn Koffman that someone would get killed if Nocturnal kept hosting "gangster" parties. I honestly feel drastic measures are needed at this point in order to guarantee the safety and security of our neighborhood, residents and patrons. We cannot abide by those who choose to flout the laws of our city, state, and nation, as well as the guidelines of common human decency just to turn a penny.Nocturnal and Glenn Koffman, this is not a threat, but a declaration. We will not stand by while you keep endangering honest lives and desecrating the area which we and others have toiled so much to build and improve. Our status as decent citizens and human beings will not permit it. It is time you closed shop and exit this neighborhood before you place any more lives at risk.

Louis Puig

Ohhhhhfuhhhhh
Ohhhhhfuhhhhh

Nocturnal is so horrible and such a bad time. I dont know why anyone would want to go there. I've seen the nastiest things happen in there the 1 or 2 times i went there. The crowd.... I dont even want to talk about the crowd, few words: get me the fuck out of here. The girls are all the loud and obnoxious type with bad cheap cliche tattoos. Music is STUPID! And the bouncers are a bunch of losers who pretend to be cool while they're at work. I think that if miami wants to clean up downtown they should start by relocating Nocturnal to maybe where boulevard cafe is at? Or just shut that ishh down! 

M_kenol
M_kenol

Nocturnal is the same no more they now have bad security that don't really check people at the door and also bad bouncers. All club should 21 and older now

DAGS
DAGS

NOCTURNAL SHOULD CLOSE DOWN PERIOD ! THAT PLACE IS TRASH AND IS NOT EVEN A GOOD CLUB. 

Rjerothe
Rjerothe

Hopfully it's the end of that place it was terriable, and to whoever mentioned the security checking ppl idk, I'm a 6"3 155lb prepy white guy an I got patted down befor they let me in this was done to my whole group of friends. We only ended up staying for 20 min it was so bad....

And my thoughts and prayers go to the family of the victim regardless of his past still didn't deserve to lose his life

Maria
Maria

They have to close Nocturnal asap

unoh
unoh

one less NIGGER down.. thank god he died on scene.. just a better indication that clubs should minimize the amount of NIGGERS who are allowed in..

TommyJust
TommyJust

Another club shooting in Miami, another death. Probably someone looked at someone the wrong way or said something stupid. Or maybe someone was looked at the wrong way. Instead of letting it slide that person made a confrontation because he does'nt want someone else to think he's a "punk' or "soft".What kind of people congregate at these "clubs"? Is it some kind of "badboy" contest that ends in death and a prison sentence? Or do you get jumped by 10 a$$holes because you spoke up for youself or your girlfriend? Or in this case, shot....

EMILY T
EMILY T

Real Killer conversation One of those "gangsta-ass killar" said, What a fake. Let's teach that Motha F#*kar a lesson.Another "gangsta-ass killar"said,  Dawg !Why'd you kill that kid that hangs out down town", "Simple bro, he was pretending to be a Gangsta "

Cuteepye777
Cuteepye777

I think its ridiculous to mention arrest records. So what, he wasn't perfect. Who is?! Bottom line is the man lost his life and the shooter(s) are still on the street! Ppl have no respect for life. I truly hope they find the shooter(s) and give his family some kind of justice!

P_Nis
P_Nis

It's Exposito's fault!!!

NOCSUCKS
NOCSUCKS

NOCTURNAL ONLY CHECKS PEOPLE IF THEY HAVE SUSPICION OF HAVING DRUGS SO THEY CAN STEAL THEM FOR THEIR OWN GAIN! NOCTURNAL IS OBVIOUSLY A FRONT OR MONEY LAUNDERING OPERATION BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK ARE THEY STILL OPEN IF THEY NEVER DO ANY KIND OF REAL BUSINESS? THE ENTIRE NOCTURNAL CREW FROM THE OWNER TO THE "MARKETING DIRECTOR" AND THE GRIMEY SECURITY GUARDS ARE ALL SCUM!!! HOPEFULLY THIS IS THE END OF THAT PLACE!

Steve Sanders
Steve Sanders

Really scary, i understand republicans sometimes lol 

Smart Person
Smart Person

A note to all you wanna be gangsters, That's usually what happens to you or you go to jail for life.... When are you monkeys going to learn that education and honest work is what pays off!!!! It's hard not to stereotype when you constantly see shit like this!

Dwntwn
Dwntwn

Nocturnal has the most lax security in all of South Florida. The venue is a disease on the area, attracting the worst elements of society.

jay
jay

Is the victim's arrest record really relevant to this story? And, if so, why? Does MNT always include the arrest records of victims of crimes? Would that policy also apply to the political candidates that they support?

TyraMcCauley
TyraMcCauley

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Federicohuskie
Federicohuskie

Can we please close all these clubs along that strip?

Uricalbell
Uricalbell

Some of you guys are sad and racist. Watch what you say because it can all come back to you one way or another. God bless the family. I would never wish death on anyone.

fart
fart

It's just Nocturnal dude. That place and that strip on 11th St are all kinds of bad news.

Real nigga by myself
Real nigga by myself

Alot of people talk stupid just because of arrest records...the man lost his life and you muthufuckaz ain't no him, he was a real friend and a kind hearted soul regardless if he screwed up on the streets but he lost his life that he can never get back instead of saying he was a problem to society, say a prayer for his family stupid bitches...

Dmormon1
Dmormon1

who mentioned anything about being a gangster dumbass. you are talking about my nephew!!! I can show you gangster. Make another negative comment!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I completely agree with this statement! I have been to club nocturnal once and it was the most filthy place I had ever been. When I arrived and reached the top of the staircase it looked like zombies everyone was on drugs, not to mention I had already paid a cover fee so I stayed for a bit trying to ignore my surroundings. I was approached and harrassed by a man to come to a secret bathroom with him to do drugs. As I was walking away in what was a pretty much empty club I noticed a woman giving a man falacio on the dance floor next to the stage in between the speakers. I thought I was going to be sick. I fully agree this place should be shut down!!!!!!! There was nothing good about it and the owners should be ashamed of temselves for running such a dirty establishment!

DaGuerre
DaGuerre

Yes, it's relevant. It is an indication of the kinds of people who are attracted to clubs like this.

fart
fart

I agree. That place is a hell hole.

Leonel S.
Leonel S.

They need better security at Clubs. These bouncers are lame excuses for security.

Bent
Bent

Today's victim is last weeks suspect....dirtbag on dirtbag crime. Sad but true. Oh well.

Bent
Bent

Uh, read the article asshole. It says he has been arrested a shit load of times.

Dmormon1
Dmormon1

He was not a suspect of anything! You are the dirtbag, probably lonely, fat, and have no life. That's why you are Bent!!

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