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6 Shot Inside Private Club on South Side

No one has been arrested as Area South detectives investigate the shooting

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    6 Shot in South Side Club

    A shooting early Sunday morning at an exclusive night club in the South Shore neighborhood left six people wounded, all of whom are expected to survive. NBC 5's Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Sunday, March 3, 2019)

    A shooting early Sunday morning at an exclusive night club in the South Shore neighborhood left six people wounded, all of whom are expected to survive.

    The shooting unfolded at 3:43 a.m. inside a lounge that was closed to the public in the 2900 block of East 79th Street, according to Chicago police.

    “It appears that a fight escalated,” Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said.

    A 24-year-old woman told detectives she heard gunfire erupt before feeling a bullet rip through her leg, police said.

    She and a 26-year-old man, who was shot in the buttocks and grazed in the chest, were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

    Later that morning, four people who were also wounded in the bar shooting showed up at hospitals, police said.

    Three men — two 25-year-olds and a 31-year-old — arrived at Jackson Park Hospital, police said. All three said they were dancing at the club when shots rang out and people started falling to the floor.

    A woman, 29, took herself to Provident Hospital after being shot in the knee, police said.

    All six people suffered wounds that weren’t thought to be life-threatening, Chicago police spokesman Michael Carroll said.

    No one has been arrested as Area South detectives investigate the shooting.

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