Aaron Hernandez associate shot outside Hartford nightclub

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Alexander Bradley, who brought a civil suite against Hernandez for allegedly shooting him in the face, was shot in the leg on Sunday night.

A man with connections to the Aaron Hernandez murder investigations was shot in the leg outside of a Hartford, Conn., nightclub on Sunday night, according to The Boston Globe.

Alexander Bradley, an associate of Hernandez who has been called to testify in both of the ongoing criminal cases against the former New England Patriots star, reportedly shot up the exterior of the club as retaliation before being detained by police and rushed to the hospital. He is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his right thigh and is expected to be released Monday morning.

Bradley was shot by an unknown assailant after security pushed a fight to the outside of the club. He then went to his car to retrieve a gun, which he fired several times. No additional injuries have been reported. He fled the scene but made it only a short distance before being stopped by police.

The gun was found in the car. Police have not yet released the charges they plan to bring against Bradley.

Bradley filed a civil suit last June against Hernandez alleging the former NFL star shot him in the face outside of a Miami strip club in February of 2013. The incident cost Bradley the sight in one of his eyes, but because he refused to identify Hernandez as the shooter to police, the criminal case was dropped, according to the Hartford Courant.

Hernandez was charged in June with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who prosecutors claimed was shot to death by Hernandez in North Attleborough, Mass. Hernandez is also being investigated for a 2012 double murder in Boston. In mid-January, police indicated that they have "probable cause" to believe Hernandez shot and killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston's South End.

Bradley, who one prosecutor described as a "former right-hand man" of Hernandez, has been called to testify to grand juries in both cases.

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