Wichita police are investigating a shooting that left two men critically injured at an east Wichita nightclub Saturday night.
Officers were patrolling the parking lot of the Onyx Night Club, 10001 E. Kellogg Drive, when several shots fired inside the club around 11:40 p.m., police spokesperson Chad Ditch said in a news release. Roughly 40 officers responded to the scene, Ditch said.
Officers were met by a crowd of people rushing to get out of the business. Once inside, they found a 36-year-old man who had been shot several times. He was taken to a local hospital.
Around the same time officers were at the scene of the night club, a 35-year-old man who had been shot in the leg arrived at a local hospital.
Police learned around 900 people were inside the club when a fight broke out between “two different groups of people,” Ditch said.
During the brawl, someone pulled out a gun and fired several rounds that struck the two men. It is unknown what the fight was about, and no other injuries were reported in the incident, according to Ditch.
Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call detectives at 316-268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.