25 July, 2017
Dancer pistol-whipped during gunfight
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According to police reports a large fight broke out after a patron jumped on stage leading to a shootout between two men and two security guards.
No charges have been filed yet but two men are arrested in connection with the incident.
The ruckus happened about 2 a.m. Monday at the Million Dollar Gentleman's Club on Clark Avenue at West 43rd Street in the city's Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
Acording to the dancer on statge she was performing when an unknown man jumped on stage with her, police reports say. A bouncer jumped on stage to grab the man and a massive brawl ensued, according to police reports.
During the fight, the woman told police someone hit her across the face with a pistol. She was taken to MetroHealth for treatment.
Two bouncers kicked out two men who led the fight, police reports say. A 26-year-old man who was kicked out told the bouncers: "You're gonna die for this," police reports say.
That man ran to his car, grabbed a gun and fired two shots at a 26-year-old security guard. The security guard fired two shots back at the man, ran inside the club and locked the door, police reports say.
A 34-year-old man who was kicked out of the bar ran up to the front door and fired several more shots, police reports say. Another security guard then fired five shots at the man from inside the bar, police reports say.
The two men who were kicked out of the bar drove off together to MetroHealth, police reports say.
Police found both men at the hospital. The 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach, police said. The 26-year-old man was not injured.
Officers searched the 34-year-old man's clothes and found cocaine, a vial of PCP and $565 in his pockets.
The 26-year-old man was arrested at the hospital. Police told hospital staff to notify them when the 34-year-old man recovers from his injuries so he can be arrested, police reports say.
Police reports also noted that two cars in the area were hit by gunfire.
Multiple attempts to contact the club were unsuccessful.