River North bar employee wounded in shooting, Chicago police say

Suspect upset over being denied access to bar

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Chicago Shooting:  River North bar employee grazed by bullet, police say
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A River North bar employee was grazed by a bullet Friday night in the 300 block of West Erie, according to Chicago police.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was wounded in a shooting Friday night at a River North bar, according to Chicago Police.

It happened just after 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of West Erie.

Police said the suspect became upset after being denied access to the bar.

He returned shortly after with a gun and fired at the security staff standing at the bar, police said.

A bullet grazed a 46-year-old man's arm.

The suspected attempted to flee the scene but was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered.

The victim was transported to Northwestern Hospital in good condition.

Police confirmed the victim was an employee of the bar.

Charges are pending as Area 3 detectives investigate.