Birmingham's South bar to close following second shooting incident involving bar's patrons

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - The owners of the South bar in Birmingham have decided to close following the second shooting involving patrons of the bar this year.

The owners also say they are moving towards selling the bar.

Their decision comes as members of the City Commission began the process of asking the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to revoke South's liquor license.

Police say that Monday two groups of people left the bar at around 2:15 a.m.

The first group included a 28-year-old from Auburn Hills, a 32-year-old from Troy and a 29--year-old from Pontiac. The men walked north on Old Woodward before heading west on Merrill.

Officers say that once on Merrill they were assaulted by two people who had left the bar just minutes before.

Police say that during the fight a third person who had been with the group of two men drove by and saw the altercation. He stopped and got out of his car, pointed his gun at the group of three and fired a shot.

No one was hit.

Three police officers were nearby and ran towards the scene after hearing the shot. They arrested two suspects at the scene. The driver was taken into custody by a patrol car at Henrietta and Brown.

All three men have been charged in the case.

This incident follows another shooting involving patrons of the bar that happened in the early morning hours of April 2.

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