A man was shot in the arm early Saturday while police were
working to control the crowd at Texas City nightclub.
Texas City Police were dispatched after receiving reports of
overcrowding at Jungle Bar in Mainland City Centre, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry
Expressway, just after midnight Saturday.
The bar was at capacity and officers were asked to help
close it down, police said. Hitchcock Police and deputies with the Galveston
County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist with the crowd, police said.
As officer were attempting to control the crowd, they heard
several gunshots ring out near The Storage Place in the same parking lot as the
Jungle Bar, police said.
Officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the right bicep
and several vehicles with bullet holes in the front and back windows, officers
“We believe an altercation took place in the club and
spilled out to the parking lot,” said officer Allen Bjerke of the Texas City
“The victim was going to his car when he was hit. The crowd
was very loud and sirens were on, so the crowd did not go into chaos as the
shots were fired.”
The victim was transported to a University of Texas Medical
Branch hospital in Galveston.
Police collected shell casings from the scene, but no
suspect had been identified and an investigation was underway, police said.