Shots Fired On 18th Street Raise Concerns Over Safety In The Jazz District

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By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

Early on Sunday, Sept. 27, gunmen fired about 50 to 60 rounds on the corner of 18th and Highland in front of the Juke House restuarant and night club.
Four people were wounded as a result of the gunfire. One sustained very serious injuries while the other three sustained minor injuries.
However, the entire incident could have been quite tragic since the club had customers in it at the time of the shootings.
Police have no one in custody.
According to reports, police responded to a call around 2:30 a.m., and found one victim on the sidewalk. Another victim flagged down an ambulance and the other two victims drove themselves to the hospital.
Witnesses say that a fight betwen two large groups of people led to the shooting. No one had information about the fight.
Bullet holes can be seen in one of the front window frames and through one of the windows of the Juke House.
This is the second incident in the Jazz district over the past month.
A cab driver, Said Said, was shot and killed on 18th and Highland in front of the Mutual Musicians foundation on September 5.
On February 17, a man was shot on the corner of 18th and Paseo while going to his vehicle. He later drove himself to the hospital.
A business owner on 18th street contends that the problem centers around other clubs in the area having a 1:30 a.m. liquor license while the Juke House has a 3 a.m., liquor license and possibly “troublemakers” are leaving those clubs and coming to the Jazz District.



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