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Man dies after shooting inside Irving Park bar

A man was critically wounded while working as a bouncer late Saturday at an Irving Park neighborhood bar on the Northwest Side.

A man was critically wounded while working as a bouncer late Saturday at an Irving Park neighborhood bar on the Northwest Side. | Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times

Black tape was placed across a bullet hole in a Brudder's window.

Black tape was placed across a bullet hole in a Brudder’s window. | Mitch Dudek/Sun-Times

A man died Sunday after he was shot while he was working late Saturday at an Irving Park neighborhood bar on the Northwest Side.

Angel J. Ortiz, 51, was working about 11:40 p.m. at Brudder’s Bar and Grill at 3600 North Pulaski when someone fired shots from the street into the window, according to Chicago Police.

Ortiz was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:39 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 2600 block of North Normandy.

A silver minivan with bullet holes in the windows was parked on the south side of West Addison, surrounded by police tape. Police could be seen directing traffic in the intersection of West Addison and North Pulaski, where the bar is located.

A woman who lives a few doors down from the bar was about to take her dog for a walk when she said heard shots.

“We noticed [the bouncer] on the floor. They were doing CPR on him…right in the doorway,” she said. The woman preferred to remain anonymous because she “didn’t want to get shot next.”

A bouncer is shot in the doorway of a bar in Irving Park | Daniel Brown for the Sun-Times

A bouncer is shot in the doorway of a bar in Irving Park | Daniel Brown for the Sun-Times

Police investigate a shooting inside a bar in Irving Park | Daniel Brown for the Sun-Times

Police investigate a shooting inside a bar in Irving Park | Daniel Brown for the Sun-Times

Contributing: Mitch Dudek