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Man shot after argument that started at Dallas club between a security guard and a group of suspects, police say

The man was shot as he and the security guard were leaving an area just south of the strip club.

DALLAS — Note: This story has been updated after police issued a corrected news release on the incident.

A man was hospitalized after he was shot by a group of suspects early Sunday, following an argument at a nearby strip club, police said.

Police initially said on Sunday that they responded to the shooting just after 6 a.m. at XTC Cabaret. However, on Monday, police said the shooting happened in the 1300 block of Empire Central Drive, just south of XTC.

Police said on Monday a witness, a female security guard at the strip club, had told the victim that she was assaulted by a group of suspects after she asked them to leave the property.

Police said the security guard and the victim were leaving the area when the victim pulled up next to the suspects' vehicle at 1311 Empire Central Drive.

The suspects then began shooting at the victim, striking him at least once in the head, police said. The suspects fled the area and remain at-large, according to police.

The victim was transported to a hospital, but has since been released after being treated, police said on Monday. According to police, the victim is a licensed security guard in Fort Worth.

Further details were not immediately released as the investigation continues.

The incident came as city officials are working to cut hours at sexually-oriented businesses.

In January, Dallas City Council members and Mayor Eric Johnson voted to pass a proposal to close strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

"Full nude strip clubs are where we've seen homicides pretty rampant. We've seen aggravated assaults," councilman Adam Bazaldua told WFAA earlier this year.

Strip club workers told the city council that cutting back on the hours would hurt them financially.

"[2 a.m. to 4 a.m.] is our busiest hours and taking that away will take away most of the income," one worker said. "We're not criminals. We're just trying to make a living."

The ordinance was taken to court, and a judge continues to listen to both sides of the argument regarding closing hours for these types of businesses.

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