Another man was hospitalized Sunday evening after he punched the window of a Boystown nightclub for no apparent reason. The entire episode was captured on video.
Was out in Boystown tonight. A fight started at Progress Bar in Chicago. After the fact, everyone was like, “the black guy was the aggressor and pushed the white guy through the window…in reality…*view the video* pic.twitter.com/WETit25XeZ
— Music Junkie (@JoshLT) May 27, 2019
The incident came late on the same day that at least three people were hospitalized after being cut by glass when a man punched out the window of a business one block away.
Around 9:30 p.m., police responded to a call of a man bleeding profusely after a fight outside of Progress Bar, 3359 North Halsted. Arriving officers found the man and determined that he struck the window without provocation. A police spokesman today said the offender was cited with an administrative notice, but was not arrested.
Video posted to Twitter by @JoshLT shows a shirtless man with long hair interacting with a handful of other men before he turns away and throws his right fist through the nightclub’s window. The video then moves outside where the man is seen wobbling on his feet and showing off his bloody hands for the camera.
An ambulance took the man to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
Earlier Sunday, police closed off the Progress Bar dance floor and restroom as crime scenes after a man was injured in a fight around 2:42 a.m., according to CPD records.
Arriving officers separated two men who were fighting inside the club and summoned an ambulance to treat one who suffered a cut to his face. That man was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
A police spokesman had few additional details except that a 21-year-old man was taken into custody to face charges for the incident, which police classified as an aggravated battery with a knife or “cutting instrument.”
About fifteen minutes later, at least five people were injured after an “enraged” man punched out the front window of Slade’s Barbershop, 3314 North Halsted, around 2:55 a.m.
Police officers applied a tourniquet to stem the offender’s blood loss. Bystanders were also injured by flying glass, and at least three were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to an officer who was on the scene.
“The sidewalk was covered in blood,” a witness told CWBChicago on Sunday, saying that entire plate glass window and a neon sign were broken.