Man critically wounded in South Street shooting

A 21-year-old man is clinging to life after being shot outside a club on South Street early Sunday, police said.

The man was shot multiple times near 2nd Street at about 1:30 a.m. The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in extremely critical condition.

According to multiple reports, the shooting stemmed from a brawl inside the Mixed Plate Club. The argument spilled outside and police were trying to break up the fight when someone pulled a gun and opened fire.

"It was pretty much a mad house when we first came out here," Capt. Frank Llewellyn told reporters at the scene. "It is unbelievable nobody else was shot out here. The officers on the scene said they were ducking for cover."

Police took the alleged shooter into custody and recovered a weapon, reports said. Charges are believed to be pending.