Police: Man wounded outside Scottsdale nightclub

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Scottsdale police are investigating the shooting of a 28-year-old man outside a nightclub early Thursday morning.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of arm and hand wounds described as non-life-threatening.

Police said the man was wounded during an altercation when another man pulled a gun, opened fire and then drove off.

It happened at 2 a.m. at The Mint located near Scottsdale and Camelback roads.

According to police, the disturbance began in the nightclub and then continued outside in the parking lot after staff ejected the groups of people involved.

Police say that safety and security are top priorities in Scottsdale's entertainment district.

"Their security measures are to take altercations or fights inside of their clubs and move them outside so that the police can then take over," said Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Department. "In this situation they moved the fight outside and nobody was outside yet because it was a Wednesday night which is a smaller night for us."

Police said they have been talking to witnesses and will be looking at surveillance video from inside the nightclub. That information could lead them to the shooter.

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