Gatineau police have recovered an SUV they say was used as a getaway vehicle by two suspects fleeing the scene of a shooting Wednesday morning at a strip club.

The bouncer at Cabaret Taboo, a strip club at 92 Greber Boulevard, remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the chest.

A witness said there was an altercation between one of the women at the club and the suspects. The suspects, the witness said, left the club and got into an altercation with the doorman when they tried to get back in.

A Gatineau police officer working another case saw five men fleeing the bar and opened fire on one of the vehicles after police say it attempted to run him down.

Two men escaped in a red SUV, and though police recovered the vehicle Wednesday, the suspects remain at large.

Three other men, Shakib Egeh, 26, David Munkonda, 27, and Awad Abdalle Hussein, 27, were arrested and appeared in Gatineau court late Wednesday afternoon on attempted murder charges.

Quebec's provincial police force, the Sureté du Quebec, is now leading the investigation.