7 Shot at Club During Rapper’s Album Release Party

Lauren Petty, NBC Chicago, March 21, 2013

Seven people were injured in an overnight shooting at a record release party at a nightclub in Chicago’s South Side Gresham neighborhood.

Police said three men opened fire inside Mr. G’s Supperclub on the 1500 block of West 87th Street around 1:15 a.m. A fight had started at the release party for a local rapper, police said, and three men pulled out handguns and fired into the crowd.

A 19-year-old woman was struck and taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Six men, mostly in their 20s, were also wounded. {snip}


Rap artists Nino, King Samson and Lil Mouse were listed on a club poster as scheduled performers at the show.

{snip} Police said they believe the incident is gang-related.

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  • WmarkW

    Murder Rap: Lifeless imitating artless

  • JackKrak

    Just like when Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin released their new albums……

    • bigone4u

      At the Beatles concerts back in the 60s the girls were screaming. I’ll bet the girls, charmingly called “ho’s” in the rap world, were screaming at this event too.

  • PesachPatriot

    I’m sure everyone involved was a card carrying NRA member….not….how is that super strict gun control working now chicago? I’m sure this episode of gun violence will all be over the media…oh it wasn’t assault rifles? move along,nothing to see here, just another day in the hood….I don’t recall any gunplay when slayer,motorhead or metallica come came out with new records over the last 30 years…

    • The__Bobster

      Mudflap posters on the NBC site are trying to equate cRapper shootings to school shootings. What a joke.

      • PesachPatriot

        school shootings happen maybe 2 to 4 times a year and make national news, then the media beats some very old dead horses called violent video games, guns, scary movies and heavy metal music….rappers and aspiring rappers engage in illegal misuse of ebil YT guns and poor marksmanship every weekend but no one outside their immediate hood cares….some rappers are also definitely rich enough and old enough to know better too….someone should make a reality show of rappers competing at a range….it would be hilarious….I wonder if the black soldiers who fought for the north during the civil war held their springfield muskets sideways.

      • Did you hear about the aspiring rapper that was shot overnight?

        I’ll program my e-mail client to send you an e-mail with just those words in the text every morning at 8 AM, and it would be accurate just about every morning.

        • Gerónimo Anónimo

          “Aspiring rapper”. As though that rises to the level of that poor young Johns Hopkins Cancer researcher murdered in Baltimoreby a Mau Mau and his “bitch” while his Mother listened to her son being killed over the telephone.

  • Salarino

    Man oh man, if these guys only could work on their marksmanship…. we taxpayers could save a lot of money all around.

  • I could swear there was a drive-by along Grand Avenue in front of Powell Hall when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra released its latest album.

    • Tinfoil A22hat

      Heh I don’t know if I can post where the drive-by argument bit is from that immediately sprang to mind, but “Oh Rrrreginald” is probably an acceptable hint.

  • Luca

    “Police said they believe the incident is gang-related.”

    Shouldn’t that read: “Police said they believe the incident is related to typical ghetto-negro behavior.”

    • APaige

      Or even merge the two and state that it was ‘black-related’.

      • Brian

        One of the Crime Forensics TV programs showed a White man walking into a crime lab, where a White woman had rap music playing while studying crime scene evidence. She was asked why she was listening to it. She replied “You can hear the alpha Male asserting himself. No wonder they’re always killing each other”.
        I nearly dropped to the floor laughing. A rare, truly honest moment in modern TV broadcasting.

    • 48224

      Maybe the mayor of Philly will want to do an investigation to see how this was the fault of white people. We can only hope.

  • Lygeia

    They always take them to the hospital in Oak Lawn which is a suburb close to all of this nonsense.

    A quick search of the internet pulled up this statistic: “The racial makeup of the village of Oak Lawn is 93.35% White.”

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Three gunmen firing into a crowd in a packed club and score only seven hits?

    When Civil War Two starts, I may just use my longbow in order to keep things interesting.

    • joesolargenius

      Michael did you know that the french so feared the english longbow that they would cut off the middle finger of any archer captured with one so their accuracy would be greatly diminished. This started the habit of english archers showing the french their middle finger from atop the parapets while stating look I can still pluck you , this expression then evolved into our more modern day expression of discontentment .As long as we can still pluck them they will fear us !

      • brengunn

        I’m sure they cut both middle and index fingers off as the English archers used a two finger salute from the parapets. A backwards peace sign.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          They didn’t just use yew for the bow staves; the Welsh also dipped their arrowheads in yew sap, which contains taxine, a deadly poison. Getting tagged with one of those meant you were in a world of hurt.

          Yew trees grow reasonably well here in Colorado, and I have some good pieces seasoning in the basement. I’ve made and fletched my own arrows since I was 17, or almost 30 years. Imitation eagle feathers for the flights come from Tandy leather, and if one is patient, one can find un-warped 5/16″ oak dowels at hardware stores for the shafts. Oak has a very good stiffness for my draw weight; better than cedar, and they don’t seem to break as easily.

          • brengunn

            Yew is a difficult timber to season properly due to its natural imperfections but also the different drying rates of the heart and sap wood leads to shakes. I actually have several boards under my bed at the minute for a piece of furniture I never got to make. Hopefully, I’ll get to put them to some other use as it’s stunning timber. I have in the past used it on a lathe to make bowls and large plates that I gave for presents. I’ve never made a bow from it but I do fancy making one should I ever get the chance and the time. It’s fletching the arrows that I would struggle with, I always wondered how they made true arrows back in the day.

            Due to its toxic nature, it’s also the basis of some cancer drugs.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I noticed it tries to warp, so I hang the staves vertically from the basement’s overhead pipes with weights strung on the bottom ends. For the next one, I will later steam it and string the ends around some steel barrels. My idea is to produce a recurve bow, somewhat flattened, of the type used by Western American Indians, but scaled up to Welsh longbow dimensions. A composite bow would be fun to try; some Amerinds (like the Yurok and Hopa) used yew and then laminated them with sinew. For construction of bowstrings, I recommend reading Sir Ralph Payne-Galloway, BT.

            Fletching arrows takes only a little practice. Slice the quill all the way down the middle with a razor blade or hobby knife, halving the feather. Save the wide part of the feather, cutting both ends off (you don’t want either the tapered end or the fluffy afterfeather. Shave away short sections of the barb: one at each end and one in the middle. You have made a flight; you will need three for each arrow. Stretch the flight against the desired position on the oak shaft. You will notice that it wants to wrap itself around the wood in a very slight spiral. This is quite OK. Glue this onto the shaft with ordinary wood glue and wrap the glued parts together with wire, using the shaved areas of the flight. Unwrap the wire when the glue has set. Do this twice more for each arrow. With the third flight securely in place, wrap strong thread around the completed assembly in each of the three shaved areas, knot each winding, and then glue lightly over the windings. This will help reduce the tendency of the flights to peel loose from the wood; the glue keeps the windings from later moving. Cut a nock in the desired position. I use a small coping saw because of its handiness and fine controllability. I like wood glue because before it sets up, it can still be removed with hot water, but is waterproof afterward.

            Various canes like rattan and bamboo naturally grow straight, so these work quite well for arrow shafts, but since my bow draws to my ear at 105 pounds, they flex too much under the inertia of their arrowheads and thus shoot to the right.

            Note that in a random batch of feathers, you will have left-handed and right-handed feathers. Do not mix types on a given arrow. A uniform direction to the twist on the flights will improve an arrow’s travel by providing it some spin-stabilization, rather than simply providing tail drag as with a badminton shuttlecock.

            I once made arrowheads out of cut steel flat stock with three-inch tangs, set into similarly-sized notches in the tips of the shafts and then wrapped with more thread and wood glue, but I now weld tangless tips onto one-inch sockets I make by cutting up 5/6″ I.D. steel tubing. Welding also allows me the luxury of producing inside-threaded sockets for hunting tips, or three-pronged, barbed trident tips for frog-gigging at night.

            Not quite the attitude toward projectile weapons that the homies routinely illustrate when they spray-and-pray with their pistols held sideways! It would be interesting to hear an official explanation as to how buying a box of shells for a stolen handgun and then using them to miss almost everything, while hosing down a room packed with unsuspecting party-goers makes a fellow one of the super-duper alpha males that Hollywood endlessly promotes in their zillion-dollar negrophilic propaganda puff-pieces.

            Perhaps they only fired a total of seven rounds combined, before they decided that playing XBox games and eating some pizza that evening would have been a better idea all along, but I doubt it.

          • Morris LeChat

            since they would pass through a metal detector, perhaps a trip by a bunch of us so armed, up a certain hill would be in order

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Perhaps. Which hill?

          • Michael_C_Scott

            My arrowheads are steel, which would set off a metal detector, and I do not know how to work flint or obsidian, though I understand these make hideously sharp arrowheads.

          • StillModerated

            Yew berries are not poisonous. Every other part of the plant is, though. They probably used to dip their arrows in excrement.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            That works, too, and you’re right. The berries are not poisonous; the seeds in them are. Mea Culpa.

      • Tom in MI

        Thanks for the history lesson!

      • saxonsun

        Great post–thanks for the info.

    • NM156

      Beats a flint lock pistol…

    • Brian

      “Three gunmen firing into a crowd in a packed club and score only seven hits?”

      That shooting reminds me of this hilarious scene, starting at 0.40

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Goodness; Brian and Melanie both? I already told Ed I was sorry for being an outspoken racial realist. If you are not those folks, please forgive me.

    • Morris LeChat

      we may get some truly comic footage in the upcoming war of human vs congoid

  • The__Bobster

    Notice how the writer struggled to avoid any references to the race of the perps.

    • Luis

      This was in a coal-black neighborhood, Bobster.
      In other news, the Sahara Desert has sand, water is wet, and Haiti is poverty-stricken.

  • Lakeview Senior

    What these boys need is a good talking to by Senator Dianne Feinstein. She knows all about guns, long ones, short ones, you name it. She and VP Joe Biden ought to go into the Gresham neighborhood on a Saturday night, stop at one of the clubs, put some money up on the bar, talk some sense to the fellows. Leave the body guards outside. Old Joe knows how to handle these kind of folks.

    • Paleoconn

      Nah, Biden doesn’t do blacks. For him, hispanics are our future.

  • Bill

    Another typical weekend at another typical black event. Ho hum. Call me when the impossible happens, such as a black witness “snitching” on who did it. That might be news.

  • SargeInCharge

    Shots in a white bar and shots in a black bar are two different things.

  • The Ice Queen

    One reason I think black gang bangers are so free wheeling with the bullet exchange is that they don’t pay medical bills. Can you imagine the cost of cleaning out seven bullet wounds? With medical costs going up, I not only avoid shoot outs, but icy patches on the sidewalk.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Tell me about it. When there’s ice on the ground, I go out through my garage to get the mail, just to avoid a flight of concrete stairs. I already have an interesting collection of ankle braces.

      One reason *I* think black gang-bangers are so free wheeling with the bullet exchange is that they’re stupid:

      Shitavious: “Yo, Jamal, what-choo wanna do dis evening?’

      Jamal: “I don’ know. We got us an XBox and dere’s some pizza and beer in the kitchen.”

      N’D’Anfernee: “Let’s light up a club downtown instead.”

      Shitavious: “Now you’re talkin.”

      It’s hard to get into trouble playing games at home in the evening, unless you get into a gun battle over who makes the best Kool-Ade, which we read about right here last year.

      • PesachPatriot

        An xbox(or even a vintage 8 bit nintendo or 16 bit super nintendo), pizza and beer would amuse me all evening and I wouldn’t feel a need to leave the house and commit felony gun crimes…then again I have the ability to use both reason and logic as well as understanding the consequences of actions.

      • NM156

        These wounded gangbangers will be taken to Stroger Hospital, the ultra-high- tech, billion-dollar replacement for Cook County Public Hospital, which was the setting of the TV drama ER. Stroger has 5 open MRI machines, 5 CT scanners, and 2 PET scanners. Parts of the hospital look like the deck of the Enterprise. What white, taxpaying fool living in a rural area would ever get free treatment as good as these savages do?

    • Gerónimo Anónimo

      I still want to know where they’re getting their ammo/

  • Mr. G’s, In the ghetto.

    It’s like a jingle.

  • MBlanc46

    Man, those Negroes sure do know how to par-tay!

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    Now this is exactly the sort of display that these misunderstood urban youths should avoid. They are only reinforcing the negative stereotypes attached to them —

    laziness and poor marksmanship.

    There being only 7 shooting victims at an event like this is quite the faux pas and an embarrassing sign of slippage.

  • flyingtiger

    Gunfire at a record release is a Chicago tradition. I remember at one nightclub in the 70’s. Solti and the symphony released an album of Brahms symphonies. You should have seen the gunfire! I am too old to have fun anymore.

  • MikeS

    Only seven? I believe that is a record low. I’ll have to consult The Guinness Book of World Records for confirmation.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      All three shooters probably had stovepipe jams after their first few shots, due to holding their pistols sideways. They also went to “Imperial Stormtrooper” marksmanship school, and two of them were preoccupied with pulling their clown-pants back up.

  • Elena Andbasket

    Entirely predictable. Astonishing that some people actually pay to watch and listen to morons shouting and snarling. Why would any sane person even attend one of these events? You’d see more civilized behavior in a primate enclosure at the zoo, and you’d probably be saver with those animals.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    I remember the terrible incident a few years ago in Philadelphia. Opera fans were leaving the Philadelphia Academy of Music after a magnificent performance of Puccini’s Turandot (actually Puccini died before he had finished it and his librettist ( Alfano/ Alfaro?)actually completed the half finished last act while keeping to the master’s musical style.

    Anyway, a dispute started in the lobby when one of the audience was heard to remark quite audibly that Verdi was a much more creative composer than was Puccini. Immediately the disciples of each of the composers separated into two groups who began shouting obscenities and epithets directed posthumously at the two composers and at each other. The “donnybrook” spilled out onto Broad Street whereupon the groups broke into smaller bands who then proceeded to run both north and south on Broad Street smashing store windows, looting and assaulting innocent passersby with tree branches, tightly rolled up Opera Librettos, fists and feet. There were also some incidents of women being groped. Some pedestrians sought shelter in the Subway stations. Several police districts responded to a 911 call with police arriving in full riot gear. The disturbance was quelled within an hour with numerous arrests having been made for charges running from simple to atrocious assault, resisting arrest, wanton destruction of property and of course, looting. Estimate run as high as 50 people requiring treatment at both Jefferson U, and Pennsylvania Hospitals.
    A witness, Letalvus Shamar Sparks commented that he had never witnessed such “inappropriate behavior”.

    Mayor Nutter appeared on TV to express his outrage at the “savage behavior” of the Opera goers and stating unequivocally that any further violence at future performances would be dealt with strongly. “If Opera goers cannot behave themselves in a civilized manner, we might have to consider a moratorium on Operatic Performances in the future” fumed the Mayor.
    Damages from the “riot” were estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.

  • Morris LeChat

    whenever you get a bunch of congoids together you get monkeyshines like this

  • StillModerated

    Mr. G’s Supperclub, eh? What does the G stand for? Goldstein?

    I swear knee-grows can spray lead at any occasion. Chuck E Cheese, baby showers, funerals, burials, fighting over the last piece of KFC, etc.

  • Puggg

    This all started because some 13-year old rapper called “Lil Mouse” was out doing a concert at this nightclub at 1 AM on a school night.


  • Paleoconn

    I don’t get it, I thought guns aren’t allowed in Chicago.

  • Paleoconn

    Puns intended, but I bet those guys have a rap sheet longer than their…schooling.

  • Rich whitney

    White kid sets autistic gay white kid on fire… This is what white kids do to each other.


  • anarchyst

    Nothing to see here. . .merely normal black behavior. . .

  • I thought that was a Scandinavian neighborhood?