A record release party at a Chicago supper club turned chaotic early Thursday when a trio of gunmen opened fire on attendees, wounding seven, according to police.
After a fight started at the party around 1 a.m., police say three men pulled out handguns and fired into the crowd at Mr. G’s Supperclub near Ashland Avenue and South 87th Street in the city's Gresham neighborhood, WGN reports.
Six men reportedly ranging in age from 20 to 36 were hurt, while a seventh victim, a 19-year-old woman, was struck multiple times —including the face, according to dispatch reports. ABC Chicago reports the victims were taken to a area hospitals in stable condition.
The area's alderman Howard Brookins (21st) is upset about the shooting and has plenty of questions, according to a Fox Chicago broadcast. The club reportedly hires private security and even off-duty Chicago police who perform pat-downs on guests, leading Ald. Brookins to question how firearms were slipped inside the club in the first place.
The shooting appears to be gang-related, according to police, while NBC Chicago reports suspects are in custody; police hope to find information from the club's surveillance tapes.
Fox reports the area police commander said the party promoter isn't cooperating with the investigation, a move he called "not acceptable." As a consequence, authorities are considering yanking the promoter's entertainment license.