Police: 12 Hurt In Shooting At Tempe, Ariz., Club

By Salon Staff

Published March 3, 2012 10:54AM (EST)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An altercation outside a night club in suburban Phoenix erupted in shooting, leaving 12 people wounding including two in serious condition, police said Saturday.

Two young men were suspected in the gunfire that occurred shortly before midnight Friday in the parking of The Clubhouse, located about 7 miles east of downtown Phoenix.

Tempe Sgt. Steve Carbajal said at least two of the injured were hospitalized in serious condition, while the others were treated for wounds that appeared less severe.

But he said some of the injured drove themselves to the various hospitals in the area so police aren't sure if there were other victims besides the 12.

Police are hunting the suspects, described as black men wearing dark clothing, who fled from the club on East Broadway Road on foot.

Carbajal described the shooting as the result of "some sort of altercation" at the club, where a rap music concert was going on.

He didn't have immediate details on the altercation, a motive, if both suspects fired weapons or on the type of guns used.

The website for the club says it's been in operation for six years hosting music shows for all age groups nightly.

Calls to the club went unanswered early Saturday.

Salon Staff

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