Three Shot at South Side Club

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

    Three people were shot on the city's South Side early Saturday morning.

    According to police, an individual was escorted from what appears to be a "social" club on the 7200 block of South Racine around 4:30a.m.  A man, who is thought to be the same individual who was escorted from the club, returned shortly after and shot three men.

    The three men, 37, 41 and 40 were working security inside of the neighborhood social club when they were shot.

    Two people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical center in serious condition, the third man was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in stable condition.

    Community activist Andrew Holmes said the club was open illegally and was supposed to be shut down.

    "When you have people who are entering a club that is illegal, this is what happens," Holmes said. 

    There were about 80 people inside of the club at the time of the shooting.

    Witnesses told Holmes, who was at the scene this morning, that the shooting took place inside of the club and escalated to an altercation outside as well. 

    News Affairs Officer Robert Perez described the assailant as a 37 to 38-year-old man wearing red clothing and possibly driving a white van.

    Police did not have anyone in custody as of 10:00 a.m. Saturday, but said they are still investigating.