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Bucktown Nightclub Shooting: Woman Shot In Head, Man Injured

By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Dec 21, 2015 4:36PM

Two people were shot as they exited a nightclub in Bucktown over the weekend.

Shots rang out around 3:50 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of West Wabansia Avenue near Koncrete Club, according to NBC Chicago. A 21-year-old woman was left critically injured after being shot in the head. A 23-year-old man was injured after being shot in the leg. They were both rushed to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

Nicole Scimone, who was selling food outside the club, told the Chicago Tribune that she was warned to leave the area shortly before shots erupted. She heard a group of men swearing and screaming, "I'm gonna light this bitch up! I’m gonna light this up!"

Scimone told ABC 7 that she heard about 16 shots and she went back when the shots stopped: "I went to the girl, saw her lying on the floor, got security, then went back and she was incoherent."

Police say they believe the victims knew the suspect, and had arrived to the club in the same car. The suspect fled the scene in a different car, according to NBC.

Johnnie McCaskel, 23, of south suburban University Park, identified himself as the best friend of the 23-year-old man. He told NBC a group of men were "talking crazy" before opening fire. He said his best friend got punched in the face just as he was leaving the club, but McCaskel thinks his friend was in the wrong place at the wrong time: "He's not fighter…All he wanted to do was come out and have a good time."

ABC notes that in 2012, two people were shot outside the same club when it was called Krush.

Koncrete Nightclub (Google Maps)