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1 dead, 2 injured after shooting outside popular nightclub, police say

Police said a man and a woman were talking when the woman's ex-boyfriend showed up, leading to some kind of argument.

HOUSTON — A man was shot and killed, while two others were injured, following a shooting outside of a popular nightclub, according to the Houston Police Department.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Monday outside of Heart on Washington Ave., near the Shepherd Drive intersection.

Police said the victim was talking to a woman when her ex-boyfriend showed up, leading to some kind of argument. According to police, that's when the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the man in the chest before leaving the scene.

Police believe the woman who was with the victim also left with the suspected shooter before police arrived.

Somehow during the shooting, a bouncer working at the club and another man walking through the parking lot were both hit by gunfire. Both of them were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.

Four off-duty HPD officers working security also heard the shooting before running outside and making the call for help. None of those officers were hurt.

Police said there is surveillance video of the shooting and that they're talking to witnesses about what happened. HPD also said the suspect took off in a white Jeep Cherokee.

The victim's family arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting and are talking to police.

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