Rio Nightclub "Temporarily Off Limits" for Fort Drum Military Pe

Rio Nightclub "Temporarily Off Limits" for Fort Drum Military Personnel

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The Commanding General at Fort Drum put out an order Saturday saying "Club Rio" is temporarily off limits for all military personnel assigned to Fort Drum.

Early Saturday morning, five people were shot at the Watertown club on Franklin Street, police said. 

A statement from officials on Fort Drum said four soldiers were shot and their injuries were non-life threatening.

The full statement is below. 

Recent events at Club Rio in Watertown cause concern for Soldier and Family safety.  By order of the Commanding General, Club Rio is temporarily off limits for all military personnel assigned to Fort Drum.

The Ft Drum Police Department was notified of a shooting on November 3, 2018. Four Soldiers were shot and their injuries were non-life threatening. They have all since been treated and released. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families as they focus on recovery. We are so grateful for the bravery and professionalism of the police and emergency service providers that responded to the shooting. While there is still much unknown about this terrible incident, the one thing we know for sure is that those sworn to serve, protect and render aid to us in this community are among the best there is," said Major General Walt Piatt, Senior Commander, Fort Drum & the 10th Mountain Division.

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