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Man shot to death while celebrating birthday at Phoenix club

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-21 13:32:35-04
PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a man was shot and killed while celebrating his birthday at a Phoenix nightclub.
 
Authorities say the shooting happened early Sunday and left 26-year-old Deshawn McDonald dead.
 
According to investigators, McDonald was with friends at a strip club in the area of I-17 and McDowell Road.
 
The victim went outside and witnesses heard shots in the parking lot.
 
Lt. Paul Taylor says patrons located McDonald's body in some landscaping in front of a nearby hotel.
 
He was pronounced dead.
 
Taylor says police have no information about a possible suspect and that detectives are still on the scene.
 
Family members and friends say McDonald was an aspiring rapper.