CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were killed, and a third was wounded, when gunfire erupted outside a nightclub in the Bucktown neighborhood.
Police said it started with a brawl inside Dolphin nightclub, 2200 N. Ashland Av., shortly before 3 a.m. The bouncers kicked the people involved in the brawl out of the club, and the fight escalated outside. Witnesses said that’s when shots rang out.READ MORE: Delivery Driver Shot In Head In Back of The Yards; 18-Year-Old Struck In Thigh
Elijah Moore, 41, a father of three, was pronounced dead at the scene, after he was shot in the chest. Deonta Jackson, 35, of the 600 block of West 115th Street was shot multiple times and also was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said a 26-year-old man was shot in the wrist, and was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Mary Tate, the grandmother of one of Moore’s three children, said she was “stunned and shocked” Moore had been slain.
“It’s hurtful to know that somebody would do this to him,” she said. “He’s a very nice guy. He’s very nice. I’ve been knowing him for a lot of years. He’s very nice.”