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A third person was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting in January that left 12 people injured at a nightclub on Bennington Avenue.

Shawnchez Lemar, 22, was booked on 12 counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder for his involvement in the shooting at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at Dior Bar and Lounge on Bennington Avenue.

Police previously arrested Nikeal Franklin, 19, on 12 counts of attempted first-degree murder and Jy'Shaun Jackson, 19, on 12 counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder on Feb. 10.

Police have said the mass shooting was the result of a "targeted" attack that spilled over to bystanders in the area. Arrest documents for Franklin and Jackson said two men, one of whom was wearing a ski mask, approached the stage and began to fire shots in that direction. They later fled the scene with two other men with whom they had entered the club.

Three of the injured were in critical condition following the incident, but since then all 12 victims have recovered, police confirmed Wednesday.

The owners of Dior Bar and Lounge relinquished their liquor license the following month after receiving an emergency suspension from Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

This is a developing story. 

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to list Lemar's charges as principal to attempted first-degree murder after police gave incorrect information.

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