Man suffers critical injuries early Wednesday in south Topeka bar shooting

A man was critically injured in a shooting early Wednesday at the 45th Street bar at 4601 S.W. Topeka Blvd., authorities said.
Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 4:47 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man suffered serious injuries in a shooting early Wednesday at a south Topeka bar, authorities said.

The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. at the 45th Street bar, located at 4601 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

Officers responding to the call secured the area but didn’t find a shooting victim at the scene.

Topeka Police Lt. Matt Danielson said the victim arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle with injuries considered to be life-threatening.

Police officers and detectives remained at the scene past 7 a.m. as they continued their investigation.

Officers and detectives could be seen shining flashlights in the parking lot of the establishment as they looked for evidence.

Police also were seen shining flashlights into vehicles in the 45th Street bar’s parking lot.

There were no reports of arrests or suspect descriptions.

The shooting victim’s condition hadn’t been updated as of 7:23 a.m. Wednesday.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information may call Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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