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Shooting outside US club leaves 14 wounded

Shooting outside US club leaves 14 wounded

Hundreds of concert-goers waiting outside an Arizona nightclub for a hip-hop show fled in panic as shooting erupted involving three gunmen, leaving at least 14 people wounded. Police arrested one suspect and were hunting two others.
"People were running in all different directions, and some people were trying to force their way into the bar to get away," police spokesman Lt. Mike Horn said. "It was incredibly chaotic, and understandably so. Again, we're just fortunate that no one was killed."
Two of those wounded late Friday night in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe were in serious condition, while the 12 others had relatively minor injuries, authorities said.
Witness Paul Butler was among the crowd lined up to get into the club to hear Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle perform. Butler told KTVK-TV that he heard a series of pops as the gunfire erupted.
"And you see everybody running, couple more shots, everybody running," Butler said. "It was pure chaos."
The man in custody is one of three who opened fire at one another after they began arguing as a crowd of at least 250 people lined up at The Clubhouse Music Venue, Horn said. He was in a car that a patrol officer stopped just after the shooting.
Horn said all three men are believed to be affiliated with Phoenix-area gangs. He asked for the public's help in identifying the two still at large.
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Associated Press writer Bob Seavey in Phoenix contributed to this story.


Updated : 2021-05-10 13:34 GMT+08:00