A 33-year-old man has died after a closing-time clash at a nightclub in the Laval-des-Rapides neighbourhood of Laval.

Several people were still inside Moomba, a nightclub on Pierre-Péladeau Ave., when the fight erupted shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday morning for a reason that has yet to be established.

The man was found covered in blood and was taken to the hospital. He was declared dead around 6 a.m.

Two other people went ot Sacré Coeur hospital to be treated for relatively minor injuries. Police are trying to determine if they were participants in the brawl, or were simply witnesses caught up in the violence.

The owners of the club and surrounding businesses have been cooperating with police and have provided surveillance footage.

The victim was known to police.