CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Police say no arrests have been made in the overnight shooting that left a nightclub employee injured.
The shooting happened at 1:49 a.m. Monday, August 20 inside the World Nightclub located at 900 NC Music Factory Boulevard.
"I heard a pop,” said Chef Grady, who works at Factory Café in the Music Factory.
He says he heard the scary sound coming from the nightclub. He was about to close up shop around 2:00 a.m. when he heard the gunfire followed up by police sirens.
"Nobody was allowed up or down this street,” Grady told FOX 46.
A 26-year-old security guard for world nightclub was shot through the hip, according to his dad. He says his son, Timothy Royster, is recovering at home after being released from the hospital.
Police say Royster got shot during a fight between nightclub employees and the stage performer's group.
The employees tried to stop a person from drinking from an open bottle of alcohol, which is against state law.
"It's a shame that you get shot for doing your job,” said Grady.
Police say they confiscated five guns, one with a silencer on it.
Police had to call out more officers when people started fighting in the parking lot outside the club.
Grady says World nightclub needs to step up its security.
"You got to pat them or something to keep the guns away from this area. This area is frequented by a lot of people," he said. "Anybody could have got shot. Somebody could have got killed."