Nightclub Employee Killed, Another Man Wounded In River North Shooting

March 08, 2019 - 7:09 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 28-year-old employee of a nightclub was killed when a gunman shot him and another man early Friday during a street fight in River North.

Just after midnight, about 15 people began brawling near the mouth of an alley in the 600 block of North Franklin, according to Chicago police.

A male in the crowd pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds, striking Thurman Bailey, 28, and a 58-year-old man, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Bailey died about 1 a.m. after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

The older man brought himself to the same hospital with bullet fragments in his leg and arm, police said. He is expected to survive.

Police said the 28-year-old worked at the nightclub, while the 58-year-old “was associated with the business.”

No one has been arrested. The suspect is believed to be a male wearing a green puffy jacket and a black hat, police said.

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