HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - As church leaders, politicians and people living in the middle of gun violence in Hartford plead for it to stop, police released new details on Monday.
Five people were shot over the weekend at the Majestic Lounge, a nightclub in the city's south end.
One of the victims, a 28-year-old man, died. He's been identified as Marquis Treadwell, of Hartford.
The four other victims have not been identified, but range in ages from 19 to 34 years old. One of the victims, a woman, was shot nine times and is expected to recover.
On Monday night, police announced an arrest in the deadly shooting.
The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Joshua Saez. He is charged with the murder of Treadwell, as well of the shooting of his female companion, and an unintended victim.
Saez was also struck by gunfire during the incident. He was located in a crashed car shortly after the shooting on Maple Avenue and Franklin Avenue.
He was charged with murder, criminal attempt of murder and several other charges. He is being held on a $1.75 million bond.
A memorial of candles and a photo was seen outside the Franklin Avenue club following the shooting.
Hartford police said there have been issues at the nightclub before, which was the reason officers were on watch outside and able to quickly respond.
"There's been some challenges at that particular location," Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero said.
Police responded after a person was shot on Oct. 4, followed by separate incidents, a stabbing and then shots fired, on Oct. 19.
Now, Cicero said police will require Majestic Lounge to hire four officers for security. A city ordinance gives police this authority.
The ordinance has been in place for years because "the city has experienced significant problems with security and illegal activity within and surrounding... Businesses open between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m."
Police can require the officers for four weeks before another review. They must consider the nature of the incidents, including possible violence or whether people were injured. They can also look at a business’ history and cooperation from the owner.
Rev. Henry Brown called for solutions over the weekend.
"It seems like we all gather at funerals, we gather at nightclubs, but we don’t gather to stop violence and that’s frustrating," Brown said.
One of the most recent items being proposed is an ammunition tax.
The 35-percent excise tax would help fund community groups and school programs in urban areas where gun violence is prevalent.
Pro-gun groups, like the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, believe something like that won't work as intended.
"The proposed legislation will not prevent any criminal from illegally obtaining guns or ammunition that has intent to commit violent crimes," the CCDL told Channel 3.
Over the weekend, Mayor Luke Bronin said the weapons used in the shooting were illegal handguns. However, Hartford police clarified they believe the mayor meant that it is illegal to have a handgun inside the nightclub.
Politicians offered comments and sympathies following the shooting.
"Praying for a speedy recovery for those injured and I am thinking of the family of the victim," said Rep. John Larson. "We must end gun violence."
On Monday, the owner of the lounge did not offer a comment.
Mother's United Against Violence is planning a vigil for Tuesday at 6 p.m.