Around 11:35 p.m., police were called to the 3500 block of N. Clark Street after a man was attacked inside the club. The issues began when a performer was booed from the stage. As he was leaving the bar with his wife, he was assaulted by a man.
Witnesses told police the performer’s hand was stabbed when he tried to shield his face from the attacker. He was also struck over the head with a chair. Despite his injuries, the victim refused to cooperate with police.
The attacker is described as a black male with a dark brown complexion, about 6 foot 4 inches, 300 pounds, brown eyes and balding.
Not long after police took that report, they were dispatched to the area again, this time around the corner on Addison. Around 12:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell restaurant in the 1100 block of W. Addison, they found three men on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds.
The victims are going to be okay, but police say a 19-year-old was hit in the ankle. His friend, also 19, was struck in both legs and the elbow. A 20-year-old victim was also struck by a bullet in the ankle.
All three were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The gunman in the case was described as a black male, 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches, late teens to his early 20s, weighing around 160 to 180 pounds, having black hair with dreadlocks and wearing a black hat and dark leather jacket.
Witnesses told police after shooting the victims, the suspect fled the scene in a maroon or burgundy SUV.