REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) — Police Wednesday morning arrested a transient Redwood City man on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm earlier in the morning, police said.

Officers responded at about 1:30 a.m. to Club Caliente at 1776 Broadway after a report that a fight turned into a shooting, according to police.

As officers responded they learned that dispatchers received several 911 calls reporting shots fired, police said.

When officers arrived, they learned that two people had allegedly been told to leave the club because they tried to start a fight inside, according to police.

Outside, one of the two allegedly retrieved a handgun and fired several times into the air, police said.

The two left the area before officers arrived, according to police.

Officers did not find the two during a search, but were able to identify the suspects from the club’s surveillance video, police said.

An officer had allegedly spoken to the pair Monday at a homeless camp near Woodside Road and the Caltrain tracks, according to police.

Officers went to the transient camp at about 6 a.m. this morning and found the suspects and a gun, police said.

Officers learned that Alejandro Juarez, 32, fired the gun outside the club and they took him to the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm, gang member in possession of a firearm, terrorist threats and a parole violation, according to police.

No one was hurt during the incident, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is being asked to call Detective Roman Gomez at (650) 780-7620.

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