Yes, my heart was also racing when I saw the words ‘Liam Payne’ and ‘gunman’ in the same sentence, but thankfully there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
It has been reported that the One Direction star was partying at Peppermint Club in Los Angeles when a man, who had been refused entry to the club because he had a fake ID, opened fired in the car park of the venue after getting into a fight with security.
TMZ report that Liam was sure to remain inside the club when the man opened fire, but thankfully nobody was injured in the scuffle.
A witness told the site: “Liam was at The Peppermint Club in WeHo Saturday night when a guy showed up and tried to get in with a fake ID.
“He got into it with security, made his way to the parking lot and fired shots in the air just outside the club. The guy escaped and is still on the loose.”
TMZ add: “We’re told clubgoers inside heard the shots and freaked out.
“They stayed put and began tweeting like crazy. One woman tweeted, ‘Shooting @ the peppermint club. I’m f***ing shaking right now.’
“Cops found multiple shell casings when they arrived. As for Liam, we’re told he left about half an hour after the shots rang out.”
Liam is in Los Angeles to work on his debut solo album, with it also thought that he is expecting his first baby with girlfriend Cheryl in the coming weeks.