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The Office actor Craig Robinson praises staff after comedy club shooting

Actor Craig Robinson has thanked security and staff for “getting us out quickly” after a man fired a gun at a North Carolina comedy club before performing.

The 50-year-old, best known for playing Darryl Philbin on the US version of The Office, shared a video on Instagram after the evacuation telling fans there was an ‘active shooter’ at the club. comedy.

The shooting took place “soon after 9 p.m.” at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte, there were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed.

On Sunday, Robinson posted a message on Instagram in which he said he hoped the shooter “gets the help he needs.”

He added: “About last night… Thanks to Comedy Zone security and staff for getting us to safety quickly.

“Thank you all for your outpouring of support and best wishes. Thank you CMPD for moving quickly to apprehend the shooter.

“I hope he gets the help he needs. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Please stay safe everyone.

On Saturday night, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor shared an Instagram video revealing that he and others from the club were taken to a nearby concert where pop group Big Time Rush was performing.

He said, “I’m safe. I’m cool. It was crazy I was in the green room and they’re like ‘everyone get out.’ It was a safe moment.

Sharing a statement on Twitter about the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said, “Shortly after 9 p.m., a male subject entered a facility on the 900 block of NC Music Factory Boulevard.

“He brandished a firearm inside the business, which was quickly evacuated.

“The subject then discharged his weapon. There were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.

Robinson has starred in films such as Hot Tub Time Machine as well as This Is The End and The Bad Guys.