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A stripper, a bouncer and an angry ex-boyfriend add up to a bizarre shotgun incident

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An early morning argument leads to a painful shotgun injury Friday morning.

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.

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