5 wounded, including 2 security guards, in South Side club shooting


Five people, including two security guards, were wounded in a shooting Sunday morning in Gresham on the South Side, officials said.

Around 12:50 a.m., a gunman opened fire following an altercation with two male security guards who denied him entry to a club in the 8300 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago Police said.

One of the guards, 40, was shot multiple times in his body and the other guard, 42, in the back twice and in his thigh, police said.

Both were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where the 40-year-old guard was listed in critical condition and the 42-year-old in serious condition, police said.

Three others who were standing near the altercation were also shot, police said.

Two males, whose ages were unknown, were each shot once in the leg and self-transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park for treatment, police said.

Their conditions were unknown, police said.

A man, 21, was shot in his chin and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

No one was in custody.

About 30 minutes earlier, three people were shot and wounded while at a gathering outside in the 11400 block of South Throop Street in Morgan Park on the Far South Side, police said.

A man, 39, was shot in his lower back and woman, 24, was shot in her buttocks, police said.

They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where their conditions were stabilized, police said.

Another man, 24, was grazed in his leg and was treated and released at the scene, police said.