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Sheriff’s office investigates firefight outside Christian County strip club

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NIXA, Mo. (AP) – Dozens of shots were fired in an altercation outside a southwest Missouri strip club in what Christian County Sheriff Brad Cole thinks was a drug deal gone bad.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the firefight broke out at 3:30 a.m. Friday outside the Illusions Gentleman’s Club in Nixa. Deputies believe 10 to 15 men were involved in the altercation.

Cole says about 50 shots were fired outside the building, with 9 mm and .45-caliber shells found at the scene. He says it’s unclear if anyone was wounded.

A person involved in the fight was believed to have left the scene in a black and white former police vehicle with a mounted spotlight.

Witnesses told deputies the same person entered the club carrying a handgun and left without engaging anyone.
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Information from: Springfield News-Leader