No arrests have been made after a man was shot in the stomach early Monday outside a U. City nightclub. Philadelphia and University Police Department detectives spent the day yesterday investigating the shooting of a man outside a popular West Philadelphia nightclub. The shooting occurred just outside of the Pegasus Showcase, located at 3801 Chestnut Street, shortly after the establishment closed at 2 a.m. The victim -- an unidentified man who police said is not affiliated with the University -- was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and admitted at around 3 a.m. after being shot in the stomach. Although the man's condition as of last night was unclear, a HUP spokeswoman said his condition was listed as serious at the time of admittance, and police on the scene said he was expected to recover from his injuries. Though no arrests have been made and no primary suspects have been identified, police are continuing to question witnesses, according to University Police Deputy Chief of Investigations Thomas King. King added that the investigators are having some trouble getting concrete accounts of the incident from witnesses. "[Philadelphia Police Department detectives] interviewed a whole bunch of witnesses, and nobody saw anything," King said. A witness at the scene said the victim -- who King confirmed was a deejay at the club that evening -- was shot while standing between two parked cars in front of the club. The witness added that the shooting followed some sort of melee between exiting patrons. It was unclear whether the victim had been part of that brawl. In November 1998, a former Temple University student was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run outside of Pegasus. The Pegasus club's previous incarnations include FUBAR, a bar/dance club that opened in 1995, and, before that, a concert venue known as the Chestnut Cabaret.Comments powered by Disqus
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