Two men were struck by gunfire and a bouncer at Club H2O was hit in the face with a gun early Sunday by the suspected shooter, Columbus police said.
The suspect, identified by police as a 5-foot-9, slender black man, approached the front door of the club, 6499 Veterans Parkway, around 12:30 a.m. The bouncer told the man he couldn’t enter without an ID, and when the suspect grew angry and tried to push his way into the club, the bouncer pushed him back and told him to leave, police said.
The suspect left, though he returned about two hours later. The suspect’s right hand was behind his back as he approached the bouncer. He cursed, struck the bouncer in the face with the gun and started shooting toward the foyer, reports state.
The suspect ran into the parking lot, where police say he may have continued firing.
A 29-year-old man told police that he and a friend were walking to their car when they heard several shots. Both ran to the car and got inside. That’s when the 29-year-old, sitting in the passenger seat, told his friend that he’d been shot, police said.
The pair went to The Medical Center, where the gunshot victim was treated and is in stable condition, reports state.
Another man told police that he was leaving the club through the foyer when the shooting happened. A bullet grazed his right thigh, and an officer found the projectile in the man’s right pants’ leg.
The second shooting victim declined medical treatment.
There have been no arrests.