Repeated fights, other trouble leads to call for closing of West Allis bar
WTMJ News Team
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WEST ALLIS - It is becoming dangerous for customers at a bar in West Allis.
Another night led to another fight at Danny's Lounge recently, and people who live near the bar are scared.
A reward has been announced for anyone who tracks down a recent beating suspect.
Danny's Lounge, on the corner of South 60th and West Burnham Streets, is under the microscope after a crowd reportedly got loud and rowdy early Wednesday morning.
It was the second incident in less than a week.
Last weekend, an argument turned violent after someone hit two people with an SUV, and a gun was pulled and fired at that car.
No one was seriously hurt in that incident.
People who live in the area say they want something done.
"I'm scared to leave my own home now," said Kevin Brown, who lives just down the block from Danny's.
He doesn't know Christopher Bailey, but he knows that Bailey was attacked at Danny's Lounge.
"From what I heard today - they left the guy brain dead. He's dead right now."
That incident happened in July.
However, crime around the bar is keeping West Allis Police busy, including Tuesday night.
"Our officers had done walk-throughs there because the crowd was probably loud and it was a large crowd," said Deputy Police Chief Charles Padgett.
"They were trying to disperse the crowd. People weren't listening, (were) being argumentative with them."
One person accidentally dropped a hand gun outside the bar as they ran from police.
As of Wednesday, authorities had not found that person, but they made several other arrests.
Weapons are not allowed inside Danny's Lounge, and the bar has a sign posted which says cameras are watching every person's move.
"They should have this place shut down," said Brown.