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An employee at The Heat nightclub in San Antonio, Texas, was left with potentially life-threatening injuries after they were shot by a patron who had been kicked out of the gay club for fighting a short while earlier.
According to a report by local TV station WOAI, the injured employee was bringing water to a security guard outside the club Sunday evening when he was shot by a suspect from a car that was leaving the scene.
Police told WOIA a fight had broken out inside the bar among some patrons, and the fight continued outside after those involved were kicked out. Club owner Randy Cunniff disputed the police version of the event, saying the fight took place only outside the club.
There was no dispute that the fight outside the club eventually died down and folks began to leave. However, around 11:30 p.m. one of those involved in the fight allegedly fired gunshots from a car as they drove away from the club. The unidentified employee brought water to the security guard at that moment and was hit by at least one shot.
The security guard was able to return fire at the suspect, but police are unsure if the suspect was struck or injured. The victim was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
Police detained one man at the scene, although they released no further information on his identity or role in the incident. The investigation is ongoing.