A Phenix City man was shot in the neck while trying to escape a fight at a Columbus nightclub on Eighth Avenue early Saturday.
Columbus police found Mark Menefee shot in the left side of his neck after officers were called to reports of a fight and someone shooting at the Sierra Palace at 1:45 a.m., Police Lt. Charles Kennedy said.
Menefee, 20, had been trying to run away from the fight and was hit by a stray bullet. He told police he did not know who shot him, Kennedy said.
Menefee was taken to The Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
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Police broke up the large crowd outside the nightclub, but have made no arrests. The shooting remains under investigation.