The owners of The Social released a statement to the media about the shooting incident that occurred early Friday morning.
We loaned the space out to a group for their Rock the Vote acoustic tour of which brought a different crowd then our regular weekends do. As a business, we find it in our best nature to not discriminate on race, gender, ethnicity or anything else when it comes to the events we book. We’ve had everyone from LGBT non-profits to Microsoft executives use our space for their events and never do we anticipate any violence or inappropriate behavior. At each event we do have a highly trained security staff should any issues arise. Unfortunately, the event that was held last night brought one unruly guest who took it upon himself to act inappropriately. This isn’t a representation of our club, or the group that booked the space,and we will not make generalizations about a specific community due to the actions of one person.
We take the safety of our guests, our staff, and our neighbors seriously and can only learn and move forward from the unfortunate event that occurred last night.
Alex Garcia-Partner at The Social
We followed up with some questions for Mr. Garcia.