Fifty detained after strip club shooting

A man was shot twice in the leg early Sunday outside a strip club near San Jose in a “chaotic scene” where about 50 people were detained for questioning, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman said today.

At about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, sheriff’s deputies were driving to an unrelated call by the Pink Poodle club at 328 S. Bascom Ave. when they saw the muzzle flash of a gunshot in the club’s side parking lot, sheriff’s Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup said.

A man was struck two times in the leg by bullets and was later transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Stenderup said.

Deputies detained about 50 people near the club to query them about the shooting and recovered a handgun at the scene.

According to Stenderup, some of the people detained were customers of the club:

“It was a very chaotic scene that took a while for us to control.”

The suspect in the shooting has not been identified and no one was arrested, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office will attempt to extract DNA evidence from the gun for testing in an effort to identify a suspect, according to Stenderup.