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CHICAGO -- Chicago police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of two people outside a nightclub early Monday morning on the Northwest Side.

The shooting happened just after 3 a.m. at the Dolphin near Ashland and Webster.

Police say the two men were killed after a fight broke out.

41-year-old Elijah Moore, a father of three was shot and died at the scene.

34-year-old Deonte Jackson was shot multiple times, just steps from the door and died at the scene.  A 26-year-old man is recovering after being shot in the wrist.

For years 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack has been trying to get the city to shut down the Dolphin nightclub.

“The Dolphin has had stabbings, assaults and batteries,” Waguespack said.

But despite several hearings before the liquor commission and the Department of Business Affairs, Dolphin stayed open.

Community activist Andrew Holmes used to play basketball with the victim Elijah Moore and learned of his death when he came to help those on the scene.

“If you know you discharged a weapon, you might as well walk yourself in cause you may be on these cameras,” Holmes said. “I’m just asking.  Turn yourself in.  Simple as that.”

Dolphin is part of a handful of businesses that Waguespack says he and residents of the 32nd Ward have tried to close.

A spokesperson for the mayor says the city closed Dolphin in 2011 but a court order allowed the business to reopen.  Because of the two homicides this morning, the city will bring a new case against them and try to shut the nightclub down.

Police say no one is in custody at this time.

 

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