published on
4 April, 2018

Four in critical condition after Harvey strip club shooting
Article witten by SCN. Additional content from chicagotribune.com.

Four men shot inside a strip club in Harvey were rushed to area hospitals, all in critical condition, Saturday morning, according to city spokesman Sean Howard.

He said a man managed to sneak a gun past a security and shoot four people inside The Boxxx. 16700 S. Halsted St., some time after 3 a.m.

Howard stated police received the call at 3:49 a.m. He said investigators believe the incident started at another club in a neighboring city, then escalated and moved to the Harvey club.

Howard said two men were taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, one was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in Chicago and the fourth was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey.

He said the strip club has been in business in Harvey for about 20 years and has been well-managed.

Howard said there hasn't been an incident of this magnitude at the business before. He said police are still investigating how the shooter was able to sneak the gun into the club.

Harvey police and state crime scene investigators were on the site well into the late morning hours on Saturday.

Howard stated police are reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses as they continue to search for the suspect.

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