Southfield mayor blasts Bar 7 after second shooting in about a year

Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 19:06:49-05

"This is a very unusual step for the city to take but, honestly, we've had enough," said Southfield Mayor Ken Siver Monday who told 7 Action News that city council will be voting on an "emergency revocation" of a local bar's liquor license after a shooting inside that left four people injured. 

Early Saturday morning, inside Bar 7 which is located at Twelve Mile and Telegraph, someone opened fire after some sort of dispute. 

And if council passes the resolution, Southfield Police will present it to liquor control in an effort to have Bar 7's liquor license revoked. 

In November 2016, one man was injured when another man opened fire inside Bar 7. And police have been called on a number of other incidents, including fights and altercations in the parking lot, according to city officials. 

"There's now a pattern," says Siver. "This is no longer an isolated incident with this establishment."

The owners of Bar 7, George Sinawi and Devon Esshaki, say they will call on lawyers to fight any attempt to have their liquor license revoked. 

In an effort to curb the safety problems, Sinawi and Esshaki tell Action News that they will now be closing at midnight, making changes to their security team, and no longer playing any kind of music that may hype tension.