The Big Bloody: Melee At Brooklyn's Bottoms Up Strip Club


A strip joint, a late-night shooting, at least 30 shell casings recovered, three weapons five arrests, and one man hospitalized: Was Adam "Pacman" Jones in town Saturday this weekend?

Yes, the Belleville News-Democrat is reporting yet another shooting incident at a Brooklyn, Illinois strip club, this one at the Bottoms Up Nightclub.

The Bottoms Up is located at 307 Jefferson Avenue, next door to the Pink Slip, a club that had two separate shootings (details here and here) in August that left one woman dead and two men wounded.

Here's a map of the area:

Details on the latest dust-up last night after the jump, via the BND:
Police Chief Delbert Marion said police are looking for the suspect who shot a man at the Bottoms Up Nightclub at 307 Jefferson [Street]. The suspect and victim were involved in a shootout on the club's parking lot. Police were called at 3:40 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. No condition was immediately available.

Police recovered three weapons and arrested five suspects from Illinois and Missouri.

"We currently do not have a motive we can put our hands on," Marion said.

Marion closed the club pending a village hearing on the club's liquor license.

Police collected at least 30 spent shells from 9mm and .45-caliber ammunition.


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