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Bouncer At evilOlive In Wicker Park Shot Several Times

The gun used in the shooting was recovered, police said, and the bouncer is in critical condition.

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WICKER PARK — A bouncer at Wicker Park nightclub evilOlive is in critical condition after being shot at the bar, according to the bar’s owner and police.

UPDATE: Aldermen Vow To Shut Down evilOlive After Shooting Leaves Bouncer Critically Injured

The shooting happened at 3:44 a.m. Wednesday at the bar, 1551 W. Division St. A spokeswoman for evilOlive’s owners confirmed to Block Club that the shooting occurred on the premises but was unable to comment further. 

According to preliminary information provided by police, a bouncer working at the bar got into an altercation with an armed person who fired several shots at him.

It’s unknown if the armed person was a patron or another worker at the bar or how the fight started but the gun was recovered, police said. No one is in custody, police said. 

The worker was taken to Northwestern Hospital and is in critical condition, police said.