1 Man Dies, 2 Others Injured in Philadelphia Nightclub Shootout

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.

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.

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