EDINBURG, Texas — Two gang members angry at being kicked out of a strip club in this border city fired a weapon indiscriminately into the building. The retaliatory shooting left seven people shot. One of the seven shooting victims has since died. Police continue to hunt for the two gunmen.
The shooting took place on Sunday at 4:40 a.m. at Jaguar’s Gold Club, Edinburg Police Department Spokesman Oscar Treviño said to Breitbart Texas. Police found seven male shooting victims inside the bar. One of the victims died before he could be transported to a local hospital. The deceased man was identified as 29-year-old Jaxmany Jazan Montes from McAllen, police said
Of the six remaining shooting victims, three have since been released from medical care. Three others remain at local hospitals and are listed in serious condition, Trevino said. Preliminary information points to a disturbance inside the bar between members of different gangs, according to police. Employees at the strip club removed two of the individuals tied to the disturbance. Trevino said those two individuals went to their vehicle to get a firearm. The two men then went back to the entrance of the bar and began shooting into the building. The indiscriminate shooting struck seven people.
Jaguar’s Gold Club is described as a BYOB business allowing the establishment to circumvent TABC regulations since they do not serve liquor. The practice allows the dancers to fully undress instead of simply going topless as in most strip clubs. In the past the establishment has been the scene of drug raids by authorities targeting street level drug trafficking. Jaguar’s is also no stranger to controversy. In 2011 the business unsuccessfully sued Edinburg Police claiming the department was illegally targeting the club and using strong arm tactics, The Monitor reported at the time.