Four shot during hip-hop show at Ultra Lounge in Logan Square
BY BRIAN SLODYSKO AND HUNTER CLAUSS December 5, 2012 1:14AM
The Ultra Lounge, 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave., where four men were shot when a fight erupted during a hip-hop show early Wednesday. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times
Updated: December 5, 2012 8:33AM
Four men were shot when a fight erupted during a hip-hop show at a Logan Square bar early Wednesday.
The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. at the Ultra Lounge located at 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave. when a fight broke out, police said.
A 26-year-old man was shot in the side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 29-year-old man was shot in the thigh and a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm, side and leg, said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines. Three of the men were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Gaines said, and the fourth man was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. None of their injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
An Ultra Lounge manager, who asked not to be named, said the shooting happened during a private party featuring hip-hop performers.
The manager said the bar was busy and had extra security guards for the party. The atmosphere was relaxed, she said, and people seemed to be having a good time until the shooting happened.
“It’s really disappointing because we’ve worked very hard to change this bar and offer continuity with what is in the neighborhood,” the manager said. “The energy was positive … There was nothing that indicated this would happen.”
Yellow and red crime scene tape sectioned off the bar and a nearby parking lot as Area North detectives collected details. Investigators searched a minivan and a black sedan parked in the northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue.
Police have made no arrests in connection to the shooting.