Forest Park Resident Charged with Aggravated Battery, Accused of Shooting 2 at Sports Bar in Rolling Meadows

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Daniel Gerger, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm suspect (Rolling Meadows Police Department)
Daniel Gerger, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm suspect (Rolling Meadows Police Department).

Daniel Gerger, age 33 of Forest Park met for bond hearing at Rolling Meadows Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday morning, January 27, 2022 facing two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm after he allegedly shot two male victims at the Stadium Sports Club & Pizza, 4015 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows. The two Class X felonies were approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.




Police say that Gerger shot two men during a fight in the bar area of Stadium Sports Club & Pizza at about 11:40 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2022. A 38-year-old Des Plaines man was shot in the abdomen, and was transported by Rolling Meadows Fire Department paramedics to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was listed in critical condition. The second gunshot victim is a 26-year-old Elgin man, who was shot in the leg. A tourniquet was applied to his leg before paramedics arrived. He was transported by Rolling Meadows Fire Department paramedics to Northwest Community Hospital where he was treated and released from the hospital.

Gerger suffered an injury to his hand during the incident, but was not transported to the hospital by paramedics.

One gun was recovered, and is believed to be the only gun involved at the crime scene.

Bail was set at $200,000. Gerger was ordered not to contact either of the two victims, and must stay away from the Stadium Sports Club & Pizza. He was also ordered to surrender his firearm(s) and Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card to the Rolling Meadows Police Department.

Gerger’s next scheduled court date is Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The offense has a mandatory minimum sentence of 6-30 years.

Three people were wounded in a shooting during a bar fight at the Stadium Sports Club & Pizza at 4015 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Rolling Meadows responded about 11:40 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2021 to a report of a shooting at the Stadium Sports Club & Pizza, 4015 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows.




Police arrived first and discovered three people wounded — one with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, one wounded in an unspecified limb with a tourniquet applied, and another with an unspecified wound.

One victim, believed to be the victim with the gunshot wound to the abdomen, was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. One victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital. These two victims were transported with Advanced Life Support with an extra paramedic on board each Rolling Meadows Fire Department rescue ambulance.




The third victim was not transported by paramedics. A Schaumburg Fire Department rescue ambulance was assigned to the scene, but it was unknown if Schaumburg paramedics assessed the third victim.

Rolling Meadows Police Department is investigating the shooting. The possible shooter is in custody. Police from Arlington Heights, Palatine and Schaumburg were assigned to back up Rolling Meadows police officers responding to a report of the shooting inside the bar.

Video outside at the scene at Stadium Club Sports & Pizza after a shooting inside the sports bar at 4015 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows. YouTube Tips ⓘ

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The information in this article is an early report published before a complete summary information was released by police or fire authorities.

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Shooting at Rolling Meadows Stadium Club & Pizza sports bar on Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows January 24, 2022
Shooting at Rolling Meadows Stadium Club & Pizza sports bar on Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows January 24, 2022.
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