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Gun Battle Outside Local Nightclub Leaves One Man Injured

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (April 21, 2014) One man was shot early Sunday morning during what Waco police are calling a gun battle outside a local night spot.

The man, identified as Marcus Dewaine Long, 31, was shot in the leg.

He was taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday, but his condition was not known.

Officers who were patrolling in the are heard the gunfire at around 2:25 a.m. Sunday as the fight erupted in the parking lot of Club Crush at 1014 North 25th St.,

When officers got to the scene they found the injured man, several spent cartridges on the ground and several vehicles with bullet holes in them.

No one was arrested and police have not yet identified the gunmen, Swanton said.

In early February, an off-duty Marlin police officer who was working as a security guard was involved in a shooting at the club.

Someone fired a gun inside the club during a disturbance and while the off-duty officer was dealing with that incident, another disturbance started outside of the club, police said.

When the off-duty officer, whose name was not released, went outside to check on the second disturbance, he saw a man firing at several other men, police said.

The off-duty officer fired at the gunman, who fled, along with the men at whom he had been shooting, police said.

Shortly after that, police were advised that a man had turned up in the emergency room of Providence Health Center with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.


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