One person shot outside hip hop nightclub in San Diego's Gaslamp District

Posted at 7:49 AM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 11:11:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left an innocent bystander wounded early Sunday morning outside a nightclub in San Diego’s Gaslamp District.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday near the Phantom Lounge and Nightclub located at 1014 Fifth Avenue, San Diego Police Department officials said.

According to police, two groups of people were removed from the Phantom nightclub after they engaged in an altercation.  The confrontation between the groups spilled outside where a gunshot rang out.

A club patron who was not involved in either confrontation was leaving the location when he heard the gunfire then realized he was struck in his right shoulder.

The victim, a 31-year-old man from Los Angeles, drove himself to Paradise Valley hospital where he was later transferred to a local trauma center for treatment.  Police said his wound is non life-threatening.

“Based upon statements heard by witnesses at the scene, the SDPD Gang Unit was notified and will be conducting the investigation,” police said.

Anyone with information related to the above incident(s) is encouraged to call the listed

Command handling the investigation or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.