One of two men who were fatally shot outside a nightclub early Monday morning in the Bucktown neighborhood has been identified.
A fight broke out about 3:10 a.m. Monday outside Dolphin Chicago at 2200 N. Ashland after 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.
Deonta Jackson, 35, of the 600 block of West 115th Street was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The other slain man was identified as Elijah Moore, 41, of the 7700 block of South Bishop, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was dead at the scene.
Moore was the father of three children, including a 7-year-old daughter, relatives said.
A third man, a 26-year-old, was shot in the left wrist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, 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.
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 shots ring out.
“There was a fight, then we heard shots and everybody hit the floor,” Kelly said. “It was definitely scary. Chicago is crazy.”