2 Dead in Gunfire at South Side Motorcycle Club

Sunday, Jan 2, 2011  |  Updated 2:25 PM CDT
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Two people are dead, and several others injured after gunfire erupts at a South Side club.

Two people are dead, and several others injured after gunfire erupts at a South Side club.

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Police are talking to a “person of interest” in the early Sunday shooting at a South Side motorcycle club that killed two men and wounded five others.

The shooting happened at Hawk’s Motorcycle Club, on the 100 block of West 75th St. around 1:40 a.m.

Authorities are  speaking to a person of interest in the case Sunday afternoon, but no charges have been filed as of about 2 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

Police said there were a total of seven victims -- two dead and five wounded -- and the wounded included three men and two women.

The dead were 38-year-old Emmitt Suddoth, of the 9500 block of S. Union Avenue, and an unidentified man believed to be in his 20’s, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Suddoth was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 2:28 a.m., and the other man was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.

The shooting may have been preceded by an altercation between the shooter and one or more members of the club, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said, but as of about 7 a.m. Sunday police were still trying to piece together just what happened and why.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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