SAN ANTONIO -

A man was critically wounded early Friday morning after gunshots rang out during a chaotic scene outside a North Side nightclub.

San Antonio police say 10 to 12 shots were fired just before 2 a.m. at the Endless Music club in the 19300 block of US Highway 281 just past Loop 1604.

Police said a group of women began to fight inside the club and security guards pepper-sprayed the area to disperse the crowd.

The violence spilled to the parking lot and someone fired shots and hit a man in the chest and cheek.

He was rushed to university hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery.

About six SAPD officers were at a bar in the same strip center investigating a disturbance when they heard screaming from the club and rushed over.

Police said the scene was so chaotic, it was impossible to tell who opened fire. The suspect got away and remained at-large Friday morning.