CAPE GIRARDEAU — Cape Girardeau is pulling the plug on the liquor license for a southwest Missouri banquet hall where five people were injured in a shooting.

The Southeast Missourian reports  that City Manager Scott Meyer revoked the license of The River, also known as River Valley Banquet Center, on Wednesday, just days after the weekend shooting. He cited the failure to "prevent or suppress a violent quarrel, brawl, or fight on the premises" in the official notice. 

The revocation will take effect Feb. 11 unless there is an appeal. The banquet hall didn't immediately respond to email messages from the newspaper seeking comment.

Mayor Bob Fox said the city and the police department are also looking into possibly classifying the property as a nuisance, which would allow for revoking the establishment's business license.

Last year, Meyer denied a liquor license for the address, citing past problems near the business. But the City Council failed to secure the four votes necessary to uphold the decision. In July 2018, a fight behind the establishment required police deployment of pepper spray to disperse a hostile crowd. Then in April, three weapons were fired outside the location, leaving more than 40 shell casings and damaging eight vehicles. 

The investigation into the most recent shooting is ongoing.