Strip-club shooting brings police ‘gang team’

Neighbors say changing the name of this Hazelwood establishment hasn’t reduced the problems at the ‘gentleman’s club’ …

All is quiet in the parking lot of “Club Sin Rock”, but this is where shots rang out, injuring two men, after a late night disagreement.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Although the violence didn’t take place inside the former “Jody’s Bar & Grill”, that strip club became infamous for the brutal crimes that took place in its parking lot – before it closed down the nightclub building, at 12035 Northeast Glisan Street. It reopened several months later as “Club Sin Rock” – and now features “fully nude” entertainment.

On January 26, 2:44 a.m., Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct responded to the club after a report of a fight and shooting there.

An AMR ambulance tends to a man allegedly shot during an altercation at this club.

“Officers and medical personnel located a male adult victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound; the victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries,” remarked PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson.

About 20 minutes later, a 3:09 a.m., Simpson revealed that a second gunshot victim arrived by private car at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. “The 33-year-old male was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, but they didn’t appear to be life-threatening,” he said.

Police cordon off the area to investigate the shooting.

Witnesses told police that there was an fight in the parking lot of Club Sin Rock which led to the shooting. “The shooter was described to police as a black male who left in a white SUV,” Simpson reported.

Based on information learned at the scene and at the hospital, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct the investigation, Simpson added.

© 2017 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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