WPD: 2 injured in shooting at southeast Wichita nightclub

Police say it’s the third incident at this location in the last two months.
Wichita Police are searching for a shooter they say injured two people outside a bar. It...
Wichita Police are searching for a shooter they say injured two people outside a bar. It happened early Friday near Harry and Webb.(KWCH)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 7:00 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Friday afternoon update: Wichita police are investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man with serious injuries.

Police said around 2:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 1500 block of South Webb Road. They arrived to find the 18-year-old with a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. She underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

Around that same time, a 33-year-old man arrived at the hospital as a walk-in patient. He had a gunshot wound to his lower leg. He was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Through their investigation, officers learned the incident started inside the nightclub as an argument. Patrons got involved and the incident moved to the parking lot, turning into a physical altercation. During the disturbance, someone pulled out a gun and fired several rounds striking the two victims.

“Due to the lack of cooperation from some of the victims and witnesses, investigators have not been able to fully determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting,” said police.

Officers were able to use Flock and developed a potential suspect vehicle and tag. A follow-up is in progress regarding that vehicle.

Wichita police said this was not a random incident, and this is the third incident in the last two months involving the same establishment.

Wichita Police are searching for a shooter they say wounded two people early Friday. It happened around 2 a.m. outside a bar near Harry and Webb.

During their investigation, police learned it happened after the owners asked an arguing group to leave. That led to a fight in the parking lot, where police say someone pulled a gun and fired up to five shots. A female in her teens was shot in the head and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, a man arrived at a Wichita hospital with a gunshot wound. Both victims are expected to survive.

Police say witnesses were initially uncooperative, but later returned to the scene to give information about the suspect. They are also seeking video from nearby businesses. Officers do not know whether the people involved knew each other.