Man Hospitalized After Firing Shots Outside Bar; Crashing Vehicle

A man was taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning after firing shots in the parking lot of a bar.

A man at Friends Karaoke bar on West Battlefield in Springfield was asked to leave by the bar employees because he caused a disturbance.

He then went to the parking lot where he fired two shots and then sped away in his vehicle before crashing across the street from the bar. An employee of the bar chased the suspect until police arrived on the scene.

Officers do not know if the man had the gun inside the bar or if it was in the vehicle.

The man was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.

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