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It's been a busy few weeks for the Davenport Police Department. There have been three stabbings and now someone has died.

This weekend 2 people were stabbed outside Volkan Night Club and during St. Patrick's Day weekend celebrations 3 people were slashed at Shenanigan's Irish Pub in downtown Davenport. 

The latest happened near a strip club called Chorus Line in Davenport. Police found a man, 22 year old Christian David Wood of Davenport stabbed in the parking lot of Chorus Line. He later died at the hospital. Police are still investigating this crime. They don't know where Wood was stabbed, only that he was found there. 

But, it's not the first time there has been trouble near Chorus Line. City officials say it's a venue they've been discussing.

"Obviously we are concerned," said Alderman Bill Boom of Davenport. 

Ald. Boom said the conversation about Chorus Line got brought up in a meeting last week after talking about other crimes happening around Davenport night life. 

"We have an influx of people, I think some bars have closed in Illinois so we're getting a larger influx they're downtown and at 2 AM they head up to the Chorus Line in mass numbers," said Ald. Boom. 

That's what 18 year old Chorus Line patron Perrionna Henderson said happens too. But, she said she doesn't feel unsafe the two times she's been here. 

"After the club, this is where everybody comes to hangout at," said Henderson. "It's not that bad here, actually. It's really not."

Ald. Boom said police officers do watch the area around Chorus Line and that the city has had issues in the past with the venue. 

"It's gone to court and they've proved their existence," said Ald. Boom. "So, they are open we'll have to deal with the behavior and the operation of that place. That does tie our hands slightly but, I for one don't believe we should be timid in dealing with situations just because we've lost in court previously."

Ald. Boom said they will talk about Chorus Line and other issues more in the Davenport Public Safety Committee. 

"We'll develop strategy to be more vigilant in the future," said Ald. Boom.

Ald. Boom said since Chorus Line is an adult entertainment venue, they do not have a liquor license. That means they can stay open later than 2 o'clock in the morning when bars around the area are closing. 

We have reached out to the owner of Chorus Line for comment, but so far have not received a response.
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