Man shot outside downtown strip club

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Chicago police say a man was shot after escorting a customer out of a downtown business overnight. The shooting occurred just two blocks from where two men were shot during a botched robbery yesterday evening.

In a media statement, CPD said trouble began after a 30-year-old man escorted another man out of an unnamed business in the 700 block of South Clinton around 4:12 a.m.

Moments later, a black Tesla pulled up, and a gunman fired shots from the vehicle, striking the 30-year-old in the right knee, according to the police statement. EMS took the victim to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Investigators at the scene were concentrating their efforts outside Deja Vu Showgirls, a strip club at 750 South Clinton. At least six shell casings were seen on the sidewalk and pavement.

Officers were told that the Tesla, which had no front plate, fled south on Clinton with three Hispanic male occupants.

On Wednesday evening, a concealed carry license holder got into a shootout with robbery suspects in the 700 block of South Desplaines, two blocks over from Clinton Street.

CPD said a robbery crew traveling in a Dodge Charger rolled up on a 29-year-old man who had crashed his car shortly after 9 p.m.

Three gunmen stepped out of the Charger and were quickly engaged in a firefight with the man, police said. The shootout ended with the victim and one robber suffering gunshot wounds. Both are expected to recover.

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