WICHITA, Kansas – An early morning shooting has left two people hurt.
Several officers were called to the scene at 7007 E. Harry around 2:30 a.m. after a private party at Club Royal was shut down.
A bouncer with the club reported that patrons were upset after the party was shut down at about 2:15 a.m.
As people were exiting the club, a suspect pulled out a firearm, pointed it to the south and began firing.
The bouncer told police after he attempted to close the doors to the facility, he witnessed another suspect, who also pulled out a firearm and began firing toward the first suspect.
A 22-year-old male, considered to be an innocent bystander in the incident, was struck once in the upper thigh.
He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in the bed of a pick up truck.
He was later transferred to St. Francis Hospital. Police say he is in critical condition.
There was a second victim, a 20-year-old female, found at the scene when police arrive.
Police say the female attempted to jump into the back of the pick up truck as it was leaving. She ended up hitting her head on the concrete and found unconscious by police.
She was transported to the hospital with minor head injuries.
Police say a third victim, a 21-year-old male, was listed in the report. They say he wasn’t injured, but that his Chrysler 300 was struck several times by gunfire.
Sgt. Ron Hunt with the Wichita Police Department says there were between 100 and 200 people at the club when the shooting took place. Police did conduct interviews with witnesses that were still at the scene when they arrived.
Police haven’t located the suspects and no arrests have been made.
Hunt added that the police department is unsure if this incident was gang related or a random act of violence.