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$3M bond for man charged in fatal Cal City shootout

Antonio Gost /phofrom Calumet City police

Antonio Goston /photo from Calumet City police

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Updated: June 22, 2012 5:13PM

Bond was set at $3 million Friday for a Chicago man charged in a shootout that left two people dead, including one shot by police, and two others wounded at a south suburban nightclub April 21.

Antonio Goston, 26, of Chicago, was arrested May 23 in Texas on a warrant and brought back to Illinois, where he was charged with first-degree murder, according to Calumet City police.

On Friday, Cook County Judge Douglas Simpson ordered Goston held on $3 million bond during a hearing at the Markham Courthouse, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin said. He will next appear in court July 13.

Goston is accused of shooting two people early April 21 in the parking lot of the What’s Up nightclub in the 700 block of Torrence Avenue in Calumet City, police Chief Dan Zorzi said.

Responding officers initially found two apparent gunshot victims, he said. “While our officers were on the scene there were more shots.” Officers exchanged gunfire with a man who was firing “and that person was shot.”

No officers were injured, but a total of four people were wounded, and two of them -- including the one shot by police -- died, Zorzi said.

The dead were identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Willie White, in his 20s, and Archer Chambers, 20.

A man and a woman wounded in the shooting were also hospitalized, Zorzi said.

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