A shooting outside of a southwest Calgary nightclub early Sunday has left Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead, the team has confirmed.

“Obviously this is an extremely difficult and upsetting time for the players and staff,” the team’s president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement.

“It’s a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mylan’s family.”

“The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy,” said Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation.

“Our sympathies to Mylan’s family and to the Stampeders family of players, coaches and staff.”

Police responded to the Marquee Beer Market at 4630 Macleod Trail at about 2:30 a.m. after reports of shots fired.

Hicks was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition but later died from his injuries. Police say they have three people of interest in custody.

The death is being investigated by the homicide unit with an autopsy scheduled Monday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.