EL PASO, Texas -

A fight outside a downtown El Paso club resulted in a man in critical condition early Saturday morning.

El Paso police officers said an investigation revealed the victim was waiting for a ride outside the Old Plantation Night Club on 301 South Ochoa Street when he was attacked around 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the victim, only described as a 22-year-old Hispanic man, was involved in a verbal confrontation with six other men.

The fight escalated to punching and kicking and police said one of the six men even used a bat to hit the victim.

A friend of the victim tried to intervene, but was stopped by one of the six men when he struck her Jeep with a bat and damaged the windshield, according to police.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The suspects fled the area in a van-type vehicle. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the El Paso Police Department 915-832-4400 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 915-566-8477.