CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - 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 spokespeople for the Chicago Police Department.
“This appears to be some type of fight that escalated,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi 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, police said.
On Sunday morning, Guglielmi announced that Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson ordered a wide-ranging investigation into the club, its owners and the people who were there when the shooting happened.
One team of investigators are looking into whether the club’s license holders or attendees have any ties to gangs or organized crime, while another is investigating whether the building is up to code and the club’s licenses are intact, Guglielmi said.
“Organized crime units & the CPD troubled buildings section will support the effort that will be led by the Commander of CPDs vice unit,” Guglielmi tweeted.
No one has been arrested as Area South detectives investigate the shooting.