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Police investigate shooting at Atlanta nightclub

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Police in metro Atlanta say a DJ was wounded in a shootout with officers outside a nightclub hosting an album release party for rapper Rick Ross.

Two DeKalb County police officers working off-duty at the Velvet Room responded after hearing gunfire behind the club at about 4 a.m. Monday.

According to authorities, the DJ turned toward the officers and fired shots, prompting the officers to shoot him in the leg.

Alexander says the man was identified to investigators as a disk jockey at the club. His name was not immediately released.

According to the nightclub's website, Ross and Sean "Diddy" Combs had been scheduled to attend a party Sunday night celebrating the release of Ross' new album, "Mastermind."

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