SIOUX CITY | A woman was shot inside a Sioux City bar early Sunday morning, according to a release by the Sioux City Police Department.
At 1:12 a.m., police responded to a shooting at Mac Behrs, 1201 Fourth St., the release says.
The incident occurred on the first floor of the two-story bar.
A female victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center, officials said. The identity and condition of the victim are not available at this point.
Police arrested Soloman L. Harris, 24, of Sioux City, on charges of assault while participating in a felony, willful injury, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm, the report says.
Harris is currently being held in the Woodbury County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
The 1200 block of Historic Fourth Street has been home to other recent shootings. On Nov. 20 of last year, Brian Henderson, who was 19 at the time, was shot and suffered a torn artery and a stroke.
In August, Robert McCloud, 23, who supposedly shot Henderson in the chest, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to assault causing serious injury, being a felon in possession of a firearm and escape (fleeing the state to avoid prosecution). McCloud was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
On July 16 of this year, an unidentified man was shot in the 1200 block following a fight. No arrests were made.
During a phone call Sunday afternoon, Curtis Behr, owner of Mac Behrs, said he was instructed by police not to talk about the incident.
Behr said he wasn't sure how the suspect brought a gun into the bar, since there are already safety measures in place, including having only one entrance and using metal detectors.
"We started doing that because of the troubles on Fourth Street. We have five people at the front door. They are checking IDs and we have people open their coats. We have one of the (metal detector) wands," he said.