Gary mayor orders immediate closure of ni’ght cl’ub where six people were sh’ot, including two who di’ed

Mayor Jerome Prince has ordered the immediate closure of a nig’htclub where six people were sh’ot, two fat’ally, early Sunday morning.

The sh’ootings occurred at Playo’s Night C’lub in the 1700 block of Grant Street, pol’ice said.

Jonte Dorsey, a 34-year-old man from Joliet, Illinois, and Jah’Nice Quinn, a 26-year-old woman from Merrillville, were declared deceased at Methodist Hospital, according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

Four additional people were inju’red.

Gary Police Department was dispatched for reports of s’hots fir’ed at 1:57 a.m. Upon arrival, po’lice observed an unresponsive 34-year-old male, Dorsey, and an unresponsive 26-year-old female, Quinn. They were both transported to the hospital by Gary medics and were later declared deceased.

Of the other gu’nshot victi’ms, one remains in cri’tical condition, and the three others appear to have non-life-thre’atening inj’uries, pol’ice said.

The sh’ooting vic’tims were transported to several area hospitals.

On Sunday night, Prince ordered the immediate closure of the club “under Sec. 2-54 of the Gary Municipal Code. In addition, (the club’s) General Business License is pending investigation for potential sus’pension and rev’ocation.”

Prince also released a statement in support of the vic’tims. “First, on behalf of the City of Gary, we are praying for the families and friends of the two people who lost their lives at Playo’s nightclub on Saturday night. I cannot imagine the pain you’re feeling, and I truly wish I could offer words to comfort you. We also send prayers for full healing for those who were in’jured,” Prince said in the statement. “Next it is well beyond time our national leaders pass common sense, real legi’slation that cur’bs easy access to firearms.”

Due to the number of vic’tims and the cro’wd outside the clu’b, other age’ncies responded.

The Lake County/Gary Metro Hom’icide Unit is inves’tigating.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call 219-755-3855 or the Cri’me Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

Source & Credit: nwitimes.com

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