A hit-and-run car crash that killed three and injured one outside a gay bar in Chicago early Sunday morning “appears to be intentional,” police said. The attack occurred outside the Jeffery Pub at 7041 S. Jeffery Blvd., one of the oldest gay bars in Chicago.
The attack “appears to be intentional” but is not being investigated as a hate crime, Chicago police said at a news conference Monday. “It appears to be intentional,” Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan told reporters Monday. “We don’t have any evidence to support that somebody was trying to harm these individuals based because of their race, religion, etc. That can change once we get more witnesses and a suspect in.”