In the South Bay, a nightclub employee is in the hospital tonight after reportedly asking people in the parking lot to turn down their music. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports.
A bouncer at a Campbell nightclub was shot early Saturday morning by a suspect who was among a group of people asked by club security to turn down their music, according to police.
Police said the 33-year-old worker at The Spot nightclub at 201 Orchard City Drive was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Officers responded just before 2 a.m. to reports of a shooting in the club's parking lot and found the victim, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said the shooting happened after security personnel from The Spot asked a group of people in the parking lot to lower the volume of their music.
"Once the bouncers contacted the subjects, there was some physical pushing and shoving, and then, one of the suspects retrieved a gun and shot the bouncer," Campbell Police Officer Gary Berg said.
After the shooting, the group of men and one woman fled in two cars described as a light colored newer model 4-door sedan and a dark colored late 1990s Chevrolet Camero.
Police say the suspects were a group of five-to-six Hispanic men in their 20s, and an Asian female. The group was last seen driving east on Orchard City Drive and remains at large.
The shooting has rattled nerves in the usually bustling, but peaceful downtown Campbell area.
"Generally, downtown Campbell is pretty safe," South San Jose resident Mike Yrenaya said. "I mean, it's a great place to be and just be around. People here are generally friendly, so I was shocked. It is kind of strange news. It's unfortunate. I hope we don't hear about it again."
A Campbell resident said she was also shocked an incident like this took place in Campbell.
"It's a little surprising. I am a little taken aback by the situation," Staci Bienenfeld said. "Hopefully, it won't happen again in this neighborhood, but you never know. People are people. They do weird things."
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Campbell police at (408) 871-5190. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.