Rochester, N.Y. -- The Bug Jar reopened for business Monday night, two weeks after a man was shot and killed in the street outside the bar.
Club owners voluntarily closed following the death of 21-year-old Deavoughn Hernandez-Ruffin. He was shot just before midnight on June 17 when a fight that erupted inside during a rap concert spilled out into the street. He died a few hours later at the hospital.
Owners of the bar met with police and city leaders to review security procedures. The Bug Jar agreed to add more security. Police said they would step up patrols in the area.
Monday night's rock shows drew a good crowd. Bar goers told 13WHAM News they felt safe.
Lindsay Leland said, "It's a shame something like that has to happen... We've got extra security tonight, too, which is good. You know, to make sure nothing happens."
Jeffrey Sitton said, "Of course I [feel safe.] Why wouldn't I? It's not a violent neighborhood. It's not a violent bar. It doesn't have a history of violence or anything like that."
In a statement to 13WHAM News on behalf of the Bug Jar, booking manager Tim Avery said, "I would like to first and foremost express our most sincere condolences to Deavoughn's family. We condemn the violence that escalated beyond reason, and we are working on a benefit show to help the family. Hopefully, all of Rochester can bring something good out of this by coming together to end the cycle of violence in this town."