Saturday, September 23, 2017

Man Opens Fire After Disagreement At Wrigleyville Bar; Suspect In Custody

The man opened fire after a disturbance involving a bar in Wrigleyville, police said.
A 29-year-old Woodlawn man pulled out a gun and shot at least four times after having a disagreement with a Wrigleyville bar early Saturday, witnesses and police said. No one was injured.

Cops on patrol reported hearing gunshots and seeing people running for cover near the Clark Street bar strip at 1:18 a.m.

Officers converged on the area and found a man trying to conceal himself next to a parked vehicle, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill of the police department’s Office of Communications. “The offender was uncooperative, at which time it was discovered that he was in possession of a weapon.”

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At least four separate witnesses identified the detained man as the person who opened fire in the 1100 block of West Cornelia. According to multiple sources, the man had either been denied entry to or been removed from a bar on Clark Street .

Police recovered four shell casings from the mouth of an alley west of Clark on Cornelia. It could not immediately be determined what (or who) the man was shooting at.

CWBChicago is withholding the man’s name until charges are finalized. He is expected to appear in bond court on Sunday afternoon.

In 2015, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that authorizes police to immediately and indefinitely close bars in which “illegal discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault or battery, [or] criminal sexual assault [are reported] on the premises or on adjacent property.”
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