A man who was kicked out of an “upscale” Kansas nightclub returned and opened fire from the sidewalk early Tuesday, leaving one person dead and seven others hurt, according to reports.
Police in Wichita are searching for the suspected shooter after being called to the Enigma Club & Lounge in the city’s Old Town section at about 12:30 a.m. after a man in his 20s was kicked out of the nightspot and returned to shoot up other partiers, KAKE reported.
A 30-year-old man was killed in the gunfire, while seven others were hurt, including two people who were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, KWCH reported. Five others had serious or minor injuries, police said.
Video obtained by the station shows the club’s shattered front doors after Wichita cops cleared the scene.
Investigators were searching for the suspected shooter hours after the mass shooting. He was described as a black male in his 20s, KAKE reported.
A disturbance at the club led the suspected shooter to be kicked out. He later returned and fired multiple shots into the club, according to KSHB.
“We’re still gathering video, processing the scene out here and interviewing multiple witnesses that were in and around the club when this happened,” Wichita police Capt. Wendell Nicholson told the station.
Calls to Wichita police were not immediately returned early Tuesday. No arrests had been made, KAKE reported.
Anyone with information about the mass shooting should call Wichita police or Wichita Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.
The club’s Facebook page bills it as an “upscale, sophisticated lounge by day” that turns into an “essential dance destination” at night. Video posted to its Instagram page showed an electronic dance party underway at the venue hours before the mass shooting.