The Bristol Town Chair has ordered Club Bristol closed until further notice after a shooting incident at the establishment for the second time in less than a week.
On Sunday, March 7, at approximately 2:13 a.m., deputies from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a local resident who reported hearing gunshots and a vehicle speeding off outside of Club Bristol, located at 7553 Hwy. N, in the Town of Bristol.
Lt. Jessamy Torres from the Dane County Sheriff’s Department said deputies arrived to discover any involved parties had already left the area. Numerous shell casings were found in the roadway outside of the establishment. This is an ongoing investigation, and no suspects are currently in custody. At this time, there have been no reports of anyone having been injured or damage to property.
On Sunday, March 7, at roughly 8:16 a.m., Bristol Town Chair Jerry Derr said he ordered Club Bristol closed until further notice.
Derr also said there would be a special town board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 at the Bristol Town Hall, 7747 Hwy. N. Derr said COVID-19 precautions in place, including masking and social distancing. Meeting room capacity will be limited.
Derr said the issues at Club Bristol will be the only item on the special meeting agenda.
Earlier this week, Dane County deputies arrested a 29-year-old man March 3 in connection with shots fired at Club Bristol, located at the intersection of highways N and V in the Town of Bristol.
Dane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sherri Casper said at 1:20 a.m., Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of gun shots outside of Club Bristol Gentleman’s Club.
The establishment was struck with rounds from a firearm and there were no reported injuries. Zachary Leonard, age 29, fled the scene and drove into a ditch, east of Highway N.
Casper said Leonard was arrested and booked into the Dane County Jail on first offense operating while intoxicated, as well as other gun-related charges.Published reports indicated Leonard had several weapons in his vehicle when he was arrested.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the March 7 incident.
Individuals with potential information are encouraged to contact the Dane County Communications Center non-emergency line at 608-255-2345, or the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tips Line at 608-284-6900.