Four people were shot — two fatally — early Monday morning outside a nightclub in the Bucktown neighborhood.
A fight broke out about 3:10 a.m. Monday inside Dolphin Chicago, 2200 N. Ashland, and a few men were escorted out of the club by security guards, according to police. They were standing in a crowd on the sidewalk outside when shots rang out.
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One man, age 34, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body, and a 41-year-old man was shot in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatalities, but no other details were released.
A 26-year-old man shot in the left wrist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
On Tuesday morning, police said a fourth victim — a 44-year-old man — suffered a graze wound to his right ankle in the shooting. The man fled when the shooting started, but later returned. He refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.
The slain 41-year-old man was identified by family members as downtown Chicago resident Elijah Moore, a father to three children, including a 7-year-old daughter.
“He was a good man,” said Thomas Gooch, who said he was Moore’s uncle. “He took care of his kids, took care of his mom, worked hard. . . . I’m numb.”
Darris Kelly, a 33-year-old West Side man who said he was inside the club, said between five and seven people got into a fight and were being removed when he heard at least seven gunshots ring out.
“There was a fight, then we heard shots and everybody hit the floor,” Kelly said. “It was definitely scary. Chicago is crazy.”