Houston police and one unfortunate bystander were caught up in a recent incident that, for all intents and purposes, reads like something from a Depression-era joke book.
A nightclub bouncer, a stripper and a disgruntled ex-boyfriend walk into a motel . . . and one man left with shotgun wounds.
Accompanied by a security worker from her club, the dancer entered the room to find her ex and his brother inside.
The shooting happened just after 7 a.m. Friday morning, when a woman from a southwest Houston topless bar went to retrieve her belongings at a nearby Red Roof Inn where her former boyfriend was staying. Accompanied by a security worker from her club, the dancer entered the room to find her ex and his brother inside.
The Houston Chronicle reported that a heated argument between the three men ensured in the motel parking lot about why the bouncer was helping his co-worker get her personal items. Grabbing a shotgun, the bouncer fired one round at the ground. The shot and/or debris ricocheted off the pavement, hitting the ex-boyfriend's brother in the leg.
Jodi Silva, a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department, tells CultureMap that an off-duty officer in the area heard the gun shot and quickly called for assistance.
The brother was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was treated for a non-lethal injury. Silva says that officers on the scene interviewed several people. As of yet, no charges have been filed.