I used to live in Hamilton! Less than a mile from location. Talked to a buddy who lives nearby and has a daughter that works in a Skyline restaurant a few doors down.
He tells me that the bar caters to African Americans late at night. And that it is pretty rough. (All strange because the West Side of Hamilton is the white side.)
There are always fights and drug sales arrests outside and nearby when the bar is open. Probably just a guy or two playing shoot em up after being dissed. Tho the local press says it was a “long gun” that did the shooting.
Funny, but in my youth, we used to street race on that stretch of road before it got all built up. We used to start at the Sage Patch, a country western bar up the road a couple hundred yards.
‘69 Firebird 400 vs. ‘69 Camaro Z/28 was one of the most fun!