Two men killed in shooting at Dolphin Chicago in Bucktown

Elijah Moore / Submitted photo

Elijah Moore / Submitted photo

Sun-Times Media

Elijah Moore and Deonta Jackson were fatally shot when gunfire erupted outside a Bucktown nightclub early Monday.

Security guards at Dolphin Chicago kicked out a group of men for fighting in the club, police said.

The group was standing outside on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of North Ashland Avenue when shots rang out about 3:10 a.m., police said.

A 34-year-old man shot multiple times and a 41-year-old man shot in the chest died at the scene, police said.

A 26-year-old man shot in the left wrist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Jackson, 35, of the 600 block of West 115th Street, was shot multiple times and died at the scene, authorities said.

Moore, 41, 7700 block of South Bishop Street, also died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Family said Moore had three children, including a 7-year-old daughter, family said.

He was a good man,” said Moore’s uncle, Thomas Gooch. “He took care of his kids, took care of his mom, worked hard. I’m numb.”

Darris Kelly, a 33-year-old West Side man inside the club when the gunfire erupted, said between five and seven people got into a fight and were being removed when he heard at least seven gunshots.

There was a fight, then we heard shots and everybody hit the floor,” Kelly said. “It was definitely scary. Chicago is crazy.”

Nobody has been charged for the killing.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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