THE Office star Craig Robinson had to be rushed out of a comedy club on Saturday night as a gunman opened fire.
Shots were fired moments before the show was set to begin, with Robinson and others inside the North Carolina comedy club forced to evacuate the scene.
The shooting occurred just after 9.00pm inside The Comedy Zone venue located in the uptown area of Charlotte, Caroline du Nord.
A man reportedly entered the establishment and “brandished a firearm”, according to an alert from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
After entering the building, the male suspect reportedly demanded that people leave the space, venue employees told WSOC-TV.
The scene prompted customers and employees to evacuate before the shots were fired, the news outlet reported.
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Robinson himself posted about the incident in an Instagram video once he had been safely evacuated to a nearby music venue.
“I’m performing at the Comedy Zone in Charlotte, Caroline du Nord,” the post reads.
“There was an active shooter in the comedy club,” il a continué.
“So they moved us over to this — there’s a concert going on so I thought I’d just share with y’all.”
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The television star, who played Darryl in The Office, posted the video from the Metro Credit Union Amphitheater.
Robinson had not yet taken to the stage when the shots rang out, according to his Instagram post. The comedy show was cancelled.
“I’m safe. I’m cool," il a écrit.
“It was wild I was in the green room and they’re like ‘everybody get out!’ It was a moment for sure.”
Pop boy band Big Time Rush was performing at the amphitheater where Robinson was evacuated, the New York Post reported.
No one was injured in the incident and the suspect has been arrested, according to the police department.