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Owner of Bridgeview X’s and O’s shot

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The owner of X’s and O’s sports bar in Bridgeview was shot in the leg Friday night by a disgruntled patron who had been ordered to leave the establishment, Bridgeview Police Chief Ricardo Mancha said Monday.

According to Mancha, the man and his girlfriend were ordered to leave the bar at 7801 W. 79th St. and were then escorted outside by the owner and security staffers about 11:30 p.m.

Once outside, the man pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, Mancha said.

Mancha said he did not know what triggered the disturbance.

“The owner was shot in the calf. The bullet went through and through. A security guard suffered a graze wound but refused medical treatment,” Mancha said.

The shooting victim was not seriously injured. “He was home by Saturday afternoon,” Mancha said.

Mancha said police know the identity of the shooter but have not yet arrested him.

“We’ll be asking the state’s attorney’s office for an arrest warrant,” Mancha said. Likely charged, if approved, would be unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated battery.

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