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1 dead, 4 wounded in South Side bar shooting

Four people were wounded one man was killed shooting bar 5100 block South UniAvenue about 12:52 a.m. Saturday. | Ashlee

Four people were wounded and one man was killed in a shooting in a bar in the 5100 block of South Union Avenue about 12:52 a.m. Saturday. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 25, 2014 5:48AM



A man was killed and four other people were wounded in a shooting in a bar on the South Side early Saturday.

The five people were shot about 12:52 a.m. while they were attending a party inside Rudy’s Lounge in the 5100 block of South Union Avenue, police said. An argument broke out between party-goers and two uninvited males, and after the males were escorted from the bar by security, shots were fired from the bar’s doorway.

A 35-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was withheld early Saturday pending notification of his family.

Also, a 37-year-old man was shot in the neck and a 40-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head, police said. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were both listed in “stable” condition.

A woman, 34, suffered a graze wound to the neck in the shooting and took herself to Provident Hospital, police said. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital and listed in “stable” condition.

A 37-year-old man also drove himself to Provident Hospital with a graze wound to the arm, police said. As of 5 a.m., he had been treated and released.

Donald Jackson, 51, said he was at Rudy’s for a nephew’s birthday party, and was in the back when he heard shots ring out.

Jackson said he then saw a different nephew, who is in his 30s, “lying in the bar in a pool of blood.”

Jackson said he didn’t know the extent of his nephew’s injuries.

“There’s so much blood in that bar,” he said.

Keisha Noel, who lives next to the bar with four young children, said she heard the gun shots while in her home.

“To tell you the truth, this is the first time I’ve seen something like this,” said Noel, who added that the block was typically safe.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives are investigating.



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