Man killed in drive-by outside The New Dating Game

The 34-year-old was outside The New Dating Game in the 8900 block of South Stony Island Avenue when someone opened fire.

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Chicago police investigate where a man was shot and killed outside a South Side lounge.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot and killed June 16, 2019, in Calumet Heights outside The New Dating Game lounge.

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A 34-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday in Calumet Heights, police said.

Alfonzo Leflore was on the sidewalk about 2:39 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Stony Island Avenue outside of The New Dating Game nightclub when someone in a passing black Chevrolet Malibu opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Leflore, of Englewood, was struck multiple times and was pronounced on the scene, authorities said.

Officers surrounded an area just outside the lounge and marked multiple shell casings on the street.

The nightclub issued a statement about the shooting Sunday afternoon.

“... Last night after our closing hours a Chicagoan was struck and killed by a bullet during a random drive by near our building. We offer our sincere condolences to the victim and his family,” a Facebook post said.

Nothing that happened inside contributed to the shooting, the statement said. “We pray for swift apprehension of the shooter and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure that everyone is safe when they visit the venue.”

Witnesses have been “uncooperative” with investigators, police said. No arrests have been reported.

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