Colombia club shooting leaves 8 dead

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A pedestrian walks over water mixed with blood running over the sidewalk outside La Barra de la 44 nightclub in Cali, Colombia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Eight people died and six were injured Friday night after a shooting in the club, Cali police Col. Hoover Alfredo Penilla said. (AP Photo/Juan Bautista Diaz)


CALI, Colombia (AP) — Police say eight people have died and six are injured after a man entered a nightclub in the Colombian city of Cali and opened fire.

Cali police Col. Hoover Alfredo Penilla said police captured the suspected assailant after the shooting, which occurred around 9 p.m. Friday in the club "La Barra de la 44." Edward Rodriguez is an investigations director with Cali prosecutors and identified the suspect as 20-year-old Johan Alexander Mosquera.

Club bouncer Reynaldo Campos gave a different account of what he said was a 20-minute shootout. Campos said several men entered the club shooting and searching its three floors.

Rodriguez said the leading hypothesis was the shootings resulted from a revenge attack launched by one criminal gang against another.