Friday, January 30, 2009

Senseless violence claims a life in nightclub shooting

It seems lately there has been more and more nightclub shootings lately. This has got to stop.

Chicago Tribune: 1 killed, 1 wounded in nightclub shooting
January 30, 2009 5:58 PM | 1 Comment | UPDATED STORY

A 28-year-old man, described by family as a rap producer who occasionally promoted his music at Chicago nightclubs, was killed and one of his friends was wounded when gunfire broke out inside a popular late-night club on the city's Near West Side early this morning.

Chicagoan Brian King was fatally wounded, and one of his friends also was shot, when the gunman began firing about 2:30 a.m. inside Transit Nightclub, 1431 W. Lake St., authorities said.

A few hundred people were in the bar when the shooting occurred, a police source said. The dance club is open until 4 a.m. Fridays.

King, of the 9700 block of South University Avenue, was taken from the scene to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 4 a.m., according to a Cook County medical examiner's office spokesman.

The other victim was treated at Stroger and reported in good condition.

Watch for updates. This site has been focusing attention on Lake Street nightlife violence for quite a while. Here is a video that shot a while ago:

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