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February 16, 2009

Two women shot outside Club One, suspect arrested

club one baltimorePolice said a 29-year-old man opened fire at a crowd outside Club One (300 E. Saratoga St., pictured) early this morning, according to this piece by Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

According to a news release, the club was over occupancy and as people emptied out at 1:40 a.m., someone fired shots into the crowd. Two women were hit in the lower body.

Police said they arrested Dennis Bullock after a brief chase. Surveillance cameras helped police keep track of him as he fled. Bullock was charged with attempted murder.

"Issues of violence around the Club One establishment continue to be a concern for the Baltimore Police Department," Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said in a statement ...

"We have invested in technological systems that enable us to help provide a margin of safety and station our officers in locations to avert violence. If and when violence occurs, we are prepared as underscored in last night's results."

Personally, I didn't know Club One had problems like this. But shooting two women outside a club? That is terrible. I hope the city and the owners of the club take steps to keep this from happening again.

(Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 5:52 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Shocker. Didn't see that coming.

Love the sarcasm Mark.

Club One is infamous for their Sunday night violence. I've worked in the area for years, and there have been repeated fights, shootings and even a few raging gun battles.

Sessa, you "didn't know Club One had problems like this"???? Please tell me you're kidding. Please.

Honestly, Trouble, until I started this blog, I stuck mostly to reviewing bars and clubs -- not writing blogs and news bits about them. That's been a more recent thing.

This place is garbage. I am suprised it hasn't been shut down yet.

"the club was over occupancy and as people emptied out at 1:40 a.m."

c'mon! Over occupancy? that place is like a mob front. there's never anyone in there!

I was there once, after midnight on a Saturday. Only one level was open and there were about 30 to 40 people there. However, Club One did not strike terror in me like Club Choices did. The vibe was alright.

But: "Club One is infamous for their Sunday night violence." Why Sundays as opposed to Friday or Saturday? Are they 18 and over on Sundays? I can't tell from what I see on the website.


Sunday is gangster night, it has been for quite some time. I wrote about this on Midnight Sun about a year and a half ago.

I used to live at Breco Lofts which is directly accross from Club One. It's quite simple. on Sunday there is no dress code, that's all it takes.

For the year and a half I lived at Breco there were six shootings at Club One, not to mention a decent number of large fights.

Almost like clockwork, around 1:30am people leave the club, grab their vehicles then park them up and down Holliday Street to "holla" at girls. That's when the horns start blowing and the fights start.

When I lived there, although there were shootings, nobody got shot. They would shoot up in the air from their car or on foot.

There were, however, a few stabbings and the like which took place throughout the year.

I'm sure this means the end for club one, but I believe their lease is up in March anyway.

Isn't that place only like 6 feet wide or so? I've driven by there wondering how in the hell it can be a club when the building is ridiculously skinny.

Is this the place that is close to Sonar? I think I have been in there before. They have 4 levels.

Wow. I used to go there every Wednesday for salsa and it was just great. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the vibe. But that was Wednesdays...

I can see why you no longer live there, Mr. Twain.

They do have a facade of security. When I went with a group of girlfriends, they quite thoroughly searched us and our bags, and confiscated a metal comb from one of us. Combs can be quite dangerous, you know....

Game over,
It's across the street from Bourbon Street. I, for one, am shocked by this news. I wish there was a sarcasm font I could use.

I was at Sonar when the shooting's happened. It took place between Club One and Sonar (I think the street is Holiday st.). I came out at 2am so the only thing left was a lot of police and markers on the ground for evidence

I'm not sure what their occupancy is but have been told that the sunday night crowd is between 800 and 1000 people.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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