Fred Rogers was playing a game of billiards early Saturday at his nightclub when he heard gunshots ring out.

About 80 people were inside Gravy's Grill at about 1 a.m. when a man standing toward the front of the club began firing a weapon, fatally wounding 25-year-old Damien Michael Young of Cannons Campground Road. The gunfire also injured two women nearby who police later said weren't the intended target.

"It was crazy," Rogers said. "Everybody was just in here having a good time when we heard the gunshots."

Gravy's Grill and Club Blueprint, at 93 Kensington Drive, is a popular place for people to unwind and enjoy live music. It's not unusual to have more than 200 people at the club on a Friday night, Rogers said. The nightclub closes at 2 a.m. most nights.

Rogers said when customers heard gunfire they all got to the floor. He looked up and saw the gunman running out the front door away from the club. Rogers said he chased the man outside, but he was able to get away.

Police Maj. Art Littlejohn said in a statement the suspect is a man about 25 years old who left the scene in an older model Chevrolet Tahoe with a paper tag. Littlejohn said Saturday night police continue to search for the suspect.

It was not a random shooting. Littlejohn said the suspect and Young knew each other.

Young was shot multiple times and was taken to Spartanburg Medical Center, where he later died. The injured women were treated at the hospital; at least one was treated and released. The condition of the second woman was not known Saturday night.

Saturday afternoon, Rogers returned his club, shaken by what had happened. Rogers said there were two SLED-certified security guards on duty when the shooting occurred.

The nightclub will remain closed for several days, he said.

"I truly apologize from the bottom of my heart that this happened," Rogers said. "There are some things that you can't stop from happening."

Saturday afternoon, Rogers' business partner dug a bullet fragment from underneath the carpet where the shooting occurred. Rogers held it in his hand, a reminder of the chaos that happened hours earlier. Rogers said he didn't believe the suspect was a regular customer.

He opened the nightclub eight years ago and rebuilt it two years ago after a fire destroyed most of the building.

Rogers said he plans to add extra security when he reopens the business.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Spartanburg Police Department at 864-596-2065 or CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.