- Friday, 11
- Highland, IN
injured in shooting at Highland bar
bouncer at a Highland bar was injured early Friday morning by
patrons after he would not allow them to enter the business,
At 12:57 a.m., police were called to Corkers, 9400 Indianapolis
Blvd., for a report of a shooting. Police learned one of the
bouncers refused entry to a group of five of six people who
calmly left the tavern.
few minutes later, one or two of the people who were refused
entry returned and fired several shots into the entryway,
injuring one of the bouncers.
Cmdr. George Georgeff said police are not releasing any
information about the victim to protect his safety. Georgeff
said the man's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
It is not clear whether the bouncer was injured by bullet
fragments or shattered glass.
Witnesses said the suspects fled northbound on Indianapolis
Boulevard in a conversion van, possibly green in color.
Police officers have responded to numerous incidents of violence
at Corkers in the past, police said. They also have visited the
bar with Indiana State Excise Police to ensure all laws and
ordinances are being followed.
Police now are preparing to present information on Corkers to
the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission at the bar's next
license renewal hearing. On Friday, police said they met with
one of the owners, Jimmy Kollintzas, and he assured them there
would be significant changes in the operation of his business.
Georgeff said police have several leads into Friday's shooting
incident and that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call
the Highland Police Department at (219) 838-3184 or can leave an
anonymous tip on the department's 24-hour tip line at (219)