CALGARY — A bouncer at a Calgary nightclub says his colleagues were heroes for stopping a man who allegedly walked up to the door and fired a gun.
Spencer Wallace says he heard shots, and then a mob of screaming people rushed towards the door.
He says other staff tackled the man and held him until police showed up.
Police say three men pulled up to Ten X early Sunday, and while two of the men waited in the car, the third walked up to the front door and fired several shots inside.
A 38-year-old man in the club was hit by gunfire and was taken to hospital in stable condition.
A police gang-suppression team was nearby and heard the shots and arrested two of the suspects.
"Police were across the street getting ready to do their weekly walk-through,'' Wallace said. "We could not have been luckier that they were right there.''
Police said the alleged shooter was immediately tackled by bar staff. They said a passenger who was in the vehicle tried to help him, but was able to get away before officers arrive
Police said the shooting is not believed to be connected to several other recent violence in Calgary.
Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary, face charges that include possession of a firearm with an altered or defaced serial number, discharge of a firearm with intent to endanger life and aggravated assault.
(CFFR, The Canadian Press)
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