- Associated Press - Monday, August 28, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A New Orleans firefighter was killed when he’d been caught in the crossfire of a shooting at a Tennessee nightclub.

The Commercial Appeal reports the 37-year-old was shot early Saturday. He was in Memphis for a law enforcement and first responders basketball tournament.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Harris says Gregory Howard was a bystander when a stray bullet hit him after at least two shooters fired toward a crowd outside the Mynt Lounge. A group of people had been kicked out after confronting the DJ with complaints about the music.

Memphis police Director Michael Rallings said in a statement they’re assisting in the sheriff’s office’s continuing investigation.

Officials say Howard was a nine-year veteran of the New Orleans Fire Department and is survived by his wife and two children.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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