A Topeka teenager and two other people were hospitalized after a shooting outside a nightclub in downtown Lawrence.
Police were called to the scene at "Last Call," a nightclub on the 700 block of New Hampshire Rd. Around 3 a.m., they found a group of people outside the club, fighting.
Three people were shot by a man who escaped in a dark-colored vehicle. The victims included a 15-year-old Topeka boy, who was shot in the foot. The other victims were two club employees. One was shot in the back, the other, in the foot.
The shooting happened after security officers escorted a club patron outside the building due to unruly behavior. A crowd gathered on the sidewalk as chaos erupted between the club employees, security personnel, the man being removed, and associates of the man being removed from the building.
The suspect fired multiple shots toward the crowd of people from the driveway of the city parking lot, just north of the club’s entrance. The shooting suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7” tall, weighing between 140 to 150 pounds. He was possibly wearing a black coat. After firing the shots, he fled north in a dark-colored vehicle, driven by another person.
The Topeka boy was transferred by ambulance to the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, while the other two victims went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Kansas City Hospital.
Police will not comment on the condition of the victims as they continue to investigate the crime. The owner of the club has not answered our phone calls.