Bouncer killed, owner injured by gunfire outside Sound-Bar
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(Above) Google Street View of 226 West Ontario Street in River North, location of Sound-Bar nightclub.

10-Mar-19 – A popular River North dance club’s bouncer was killed, and the bar’s owner was shot, during an early morning incident outside of Sound-Bar, 226 West Ontario Street, according to police and sources within the hospitality industry. No one is in custody.

Police said the victims were involved in a fight with a group of approximately 15 people on the sidewalk near an alley behind Sound-Bar at 12:10 a.m. early Friday morning when shots were fired by an offender who ran from the scene.

Image obtained from Sound-Bar

Thurman Bailey (left), a 28-year-old bouncer for Sound-Bar, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He had been shot in the abdomen, chest, groin, and left arm.

Police said the second victim is a 58-year-old man who had bullet fragments in his leg and arm. That man transported himself to Northwestern, at 12:34 a.m., where his condition was stabilized. Multiple hospitality industry sources identified the surviving victim as Mark Jurcyzk.

According to state records, Jurcyzk is the longtime 50-percent owner of Sound-Bar and the full owner of neighboring Y Bar.

About a dozen shell casings were recovered from under the CTA tracks near Ontario & Franklin after the shootings.

Police are looking for a suspect who was seen leaving the area on foot with a handgun. He is black and was seen wearing a black jacket, green camouflage pants, and black shoes with white soles.

Witnesses also reported seeing three cars speed from a parking lot near the shooting scene onto the nearby Ontario feeder ramp – a white minivan, a white C-class Mercedes, and a taupe Cadillac Escalade.

By CWB Chicago | Loop North News | contactingcwb@gmail.com

Published 10-Mar-19 10:43 PM

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