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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer shot after bar fight in Beverly

According to sources, a group came into Sean's Rhino Bar in Beverly close to 2:00 a.m. and a fight broke out with other patrons. After the fight, an unidentified offender retrieved a firearm and fired at least 20 shots, seriously injuring an off-duty Chicago Police Officer.

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer shot after bar fight in Beverly
A 31-year-old off-duty Chicago Police Officer was reportedly shot and seriously injured after a fight broke out at Sean's Rhino Bar in Beverly early Saturday morning.

Update 2: *The victim has been identified as Officer Danny Golden and three men have been charged in the shooting. You can read additional follow-up here: Three charged in shooting of off-duty police officer in Beverly

Update: We do know the identity of the injured officer but we're withholding until additional information is confirmed.

CHICAGO - Police have confirmed a 31-year-old off-duty Chicago Police Officer was seriously injured after they were shot after a bar fight in the Beverly neighborhood in the early Saturday morning hours.

The altercation allegedly started at Sean's Rhino Bar in the 10300 block of S. Western Avenue in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

According to sources, a group of three men and one woman came into the bar close to 2:00 a.m. and a fight broke out with other patrons already at the bar. One of the patrons at the bar was the off-duty Chicago Police Officer victim. It's still unclear if the off-duty officer was involved in the fight in any way or involved in breaking up the fight.

Due to the fight, Sean's Rhino Bar kicked everyone out and closed the bar.

At that time, an as yet unidentified male from the group of four that came into the bar and was involved in the fight allegedly went and retrieved a firearm from a vehicle parked nearby. That unidentified offender returned and reportedly fired at least 20 shots at others leaving the bar as they were walking home through the neighborhood.

According to police, the off-duty officer was shot in the back on the 2400 block of W. 104th Street and was taken in a squad car to Christ Medical Center.

It's still unclear the extent of the off-duty officer's injury, but Police said the officer is in fair condition. According to our sources, upon initial discovery of the off-duty officer shot in a nearby alley, the victim was unable to move and reportedly has swelling around the spinal cord.

Area Two detectives continue to investigate and, though we have not received video of the shooting, the incident reportedly was caught on camera and detectives believe they have a positive identification of at least one of the offenders. We're not certain if the identification is the offender who fired the shots or another who was with the offender.

We'll continue to update as we know more.


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