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1920dc and Asefu's Restaurant closed, labeled public safety threat

Tuesday - 2/26/2013, 10:05am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Northwest Washington club and adjacent restaurant have been closed by police following a fatal weekend shooting.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has ordered the 1920dc and Asefu's Restaurant closed for four days, labeling them a threat to public safety.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/13LuGEf) the owners of the businesses can request a public hearing to regain their liquor license after the order expires.

Police say 30-year-old Joseph Hardin was shot about 1:15 a.m. Saturday outside the club. --- Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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