Both Gastonia Police Department officers were off duty, working at Remedies Nightclub, and trying to stop an argument when the shooting happened around 11 p.m., according to the release posted on the police department’s Facebook page.
Sgt. E. Nelson, Officer M. Lewis and the four patrons received injuries that were not life threatening, police said.
Police said two suspects are in custody and charged with six felony counts each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Gastonia is about 22 miles from Charlotte.