Men shot up a strip club after getting kicked out for not wearing masks, police say. They could face life in prison.

Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

Two California men could face life in prison after being accused of shooting into a strip club they got booted from for not wearing masks.

A Halloween trip to the Sahara Theatre, a strip club in Anaheim 4 miles east of Disneyland, was cut short after Edgar Nava-Ayala, Daniel Ocampo and Juan Acosta-Soto were kicked out by security guards for not complying with the venue's mask requirements.

They returned to the Sahara in a red Toyota Camry. Nava-Ayala allegedly fired about 15 rounds from an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle “indiscriminately” into the club, according to statements from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Anaheim Police Department.

“The suspects were kicked out for refusing to wear masks,” police Sgt. Shane Carringer told USA TODAY. “They returned and fired on the club in retaliation of being kicked out.”

Contrary to some reports, Carringer said, they did not attack the strip club specifically for the mask regulations.

At least four people were injured, and one had to undergo surgery because of bullet wounds in the upper body, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

“It is nothing short of a miracle that no one was killed,” Carringer told The Washington Post.

Nava-Ayala, 34, and Ocampo, 22, were both charged with attempted murder and assault, among other felonies, on Monday after an arrest made last week led to the discovery of the AK-47 used in the attacks. Both could face life sentences if convicted of all charges.

Acosta-Soto, 20, could face a maximum of 17 years under a felony assault charge.

All three are held at the Orange County Jail on $5 million bail.

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