Bad news for Chicago dance music fans. Sound Bar has been closed temporarily by Chicago Police Tuesday after a shooting early last Friday left a bouncer dead and another man wounded.
CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the business was closed by order of the superintendent and they owners were working with the city to “develop an appropriate public safety plan as dictated by Summary Closure ordinance.”
According to the city’s website, a business that is deemed a public safety threat is ordered to remain closed “until the business owner takes reasonable steps to protect its employees, patrons and members of the public from future harm.”
On Thursday night, early Friday morning, a group of about 15 people started fighting near the club. One man pulled a handgun and fired several shots, hitting Thurman Bailey, the security guard for the club and a 58 year old man according to NBC Chicago. Bailey was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead about an hour after the fight broke out.
Sound released a statement, saying they extend their condolences to Thuman’s family, his friends and “everyone who was touched by this senseless act.” They continue, saying, “we will remain closed until the City’s inquiries are concluded. We look forward to re-opening soon.”
This weekend featured shows from Spencer Brown and Jody Wisternoff.