Gunfire outside an Ensley nightclub left one man dead.

Birmingham police responded just before 6 a.m. Saturday to the parking lot of the Crown Sports Bar & Lounge on 19th Street. Sgt. Rod Mauldin said they arrived to find a male wounded and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation shows that an altercation occurred outside the club which led to a barrage of gunfire. The victim, he said, had been at the club but it wasn’t clear yet to detectives whether he was directly involved in the altercation or whether he was caught in crossfire.