He was later cleared after police performed a lineup at the scene with other witnesses. According to the report, the witnesses said the man entered the club with the shooter but did not fire any shots.
An investigator attempted to speak with him, but he was “heavily intoxicated and refused to cooperate with the investigation,” police said in the report.
The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was stable Thursday morning, according to police.
It was one of at least four shootings Atlanta police investigated within the first 12 hours Thursday. Shootings were also reported at a northwest Atlanta apartment complex, near Piedmont Park and at a busy intersection in southwest Atlanta.
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None of the shootings were fatal.
The incident at the strip club remains under investigation.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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There has been an alarming rise in violent crime in Atlanta over the past month.