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Hush Nightclub In River North Shut Down After Shootout Killed Man, Wounded 3 Others

The Sunday morning shooting started after a group of people were ejected from the bar, police said.

Hush Chi located at 311 W Chicago Ave. was hit with a summary closure by Chicago Police after a shooting in front of the bar left one dead and three injured.
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DOWNTOWN — Downtown bar Hush has been ordered closed by police after a shooting outside early Sunday left one person dead and three others wounded.

The bar, 311 W. Chicago Ave., was ordered closed this week, police said Wednesday morning.

About 2:10 a.m., a group of people was ejected from the club in the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said. People in the group got into a fight, and one or two men took out guns and fired shots, police said.

An armed security guard at Hush returned fire, police said.

A 30-year-old man, later identified as Arsen Solaqa, was shot in his chest and taken to Northwestern Hospital, were he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 24-year-old man was shot in his leg; the security guard, a 30-year-old man, was shot in his shoulder; and a 24-year-old woman was hit in her leg. They were taken to Northwestern Hospital in good condition, police said.

Two guns were found, and a person was arrested, police said.

At a news conference earlier this week, police urged people with video of the shooting to contact investigators. Police said there could be another suspect, as they were looking to interview more people.

Police said Wednesday no additional people had been arrested and detectives are still investigating.

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