2 shot outside South Loop nightclub

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CHICAGO -  Two people are hospitalized after being shot outside a nightclub in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood.  It happened at about 2 a.m. today outside "The Shrine" at 2109 South Wabash Avenue.

Witnesses say a group of men got into a fight inside the club and were removed by the club's security.

One of the men reportedly returned a short time later and fired several shots from inside a car that was parked in front of the club.

Tekira Holmes, 29, was shot in the head. Her condition is critical, according to police.

A 36-year-old unnamed man , who was working security, was shot in the leg, and he is in good condition.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.   Holmes was in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Her friend says they walked out of the "The Shrine" and were walking towards their car when they heard shots.

Holmes was found laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot to her head.

Police say no one is in custody.

"The Shrine" is scheduled to close Sunday, February 28th, to make way for a new hotel and apartment complex .  The owner of "The Shrine" reportedly has plans to relocate the club.   Since opening in 2009, the nightclub has hosted hip-hop, R&B, house and reggae acts, including artists such as 50 Cent, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, De La Soul, Future, Kendrick Lamar and the Roots.

 

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