Person shot, killed at night club on northwest side of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 7th 2015) -- An Indianapolis man is dead after an early morning shooting outside a night club on the city’s northwest side.

The shooting took place at the Q-Bo Nightclub near W 71st and Michigan.

The victim, 29-year-old Tywan Alridge, worked as a promoter at the nightclub where a fight inside the club turned deadly.

The violence is no surprise to Mark Anderson who lives nearby.

“I guess owners of these clubs take chances when they open and then this happens,” said Anderson. “It`s crazy.”

The violence at Q-Bo`s is the second deadly shooting in less than a month that started at a nightclub on the northwest side.

Last month two people died at a gas station on Lafayette after a fight began at Suite 38.

Deadly shootings outside nightclubs and bars have concerned city leaders for years.

Police chief Rick Hite said at a community meeting last month that his department needs to work with club owners to discuss better security.

“We need to discuss what should be our plan bringing in owners and having a conversation about proper procedures and ejecting people and also conduct on their property,” said Hite.

Witnesses claim the shooting at Q-Bo started with a fight between two men over a girl.

It`s not clear if the victim played any role in the initial incident, but he got shot when two large groups began exchanging gunfire in the parking lot.

“It`s an indication of what happens when people are pushed outside. They go to their vehicles and get their weapons,” said IMPD officer Chris Wilburn.

Alridge got shot in the buttocks and crews transported him to the hospital in good condition, but for unknown reasons he later died during surgery.

Whether better security could have saved his life is impossible to know, but the story is a reminder about a sometimes toxic combination.

“You know guns and alcohol don`t mix,” said Wilburn.

Police took multiple people into custody for questioning, but so far no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the shooting and the possible suspects is asked to contact police.

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