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Woman Arrested After Downtown Dallas Club Shooting

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    An Irving man is fighting for his life after a shootout in the parking lot of a Dallas club and police say Raquel Padilla confessed to pulling the trigger. (Published Friday, March 7, 2014)

    Dallas police tell NBC 5 they arrested a woman for shooting a man outside of a Downtown Dallas bar Friday morning.

    Officers said a group of men apparently exchanged words over a woman inside of Medusa nightclub on 1930 Pacific Avenue. The fight spilled into the parking lot across the street after closing time.

    Officers working off-duty security heard the gunfire around 2:30 a.m. Friday and rushed across the street.

    Police said they discovered 23-year-old William Cantarero face down in the parking lot, screaming in pain with a bullet wound to his lower back.

    Police said Raquel Padilla, the girlfriend of one of the men, was involved in the fight, grabbed a gun, and shot Cantarero in the back.

    Investigators said Padilla confessed to pulling the trigger, saying "I shot him" to police investigators. Several club-goers identified Padilla as the shooter.

    Padilla was taken to jail and has been charged with a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    Cantarero is expected to survive.