Gunfire erupted outside a popular Philadelphia nightclub early Sunday morning, killing one man and injuring two others, police said.
Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, a 37-year-old man was shot four times in the chest and back after a shootout turned deadly outside A Lounge Nightclub in Feltonville, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
Police said the victim was shot by a 27-year-old suspect, who, in turn, was shot twice by a nightclub security guard. The suspect was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. He is police custody.
A fourth man, 24, was shot twice in the neck. Police do not know if he was involved in the initial fight or if he was an innocent bystander.
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At least three separate shootings have taken place in as many years at A Lounge, according to police. In 2011, former Mayor Michael Nutter threatened to shut down a nearby Feltonville Supper Club after nine people were shot in a single night. The club was eventually reopened, but violence continued to plague venues in the area.