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SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement officials are investigating several shootings, including two at Wichita nightclubs that occurred over the weekend.
Just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police were patrolling the parking lot of the Onyx Night Club, at 10001 E Kellogg Drive, when several shots were fired inside the night club.
The officers ran towards the entrance and were greeted by a large number of people walking out of the business. Officers entered the night club and located the 36-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Officers began carrying out life-saving measures and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. While officers were at the Night Club examining the scene, a 35-year-old victim arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.
The investigation revealed that nearly 900 people were inside the Night Club when a physical disturbance occurred between two different groups of people. During this disturbance, someone brandished a handgun and fired several shots hitting the two victims.
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, police were on patrol in the Old Town area of Wichita when they heard several shots coming from inside Rock Island Live at 101 N. Rock Island Ave, according to Officer Chad Ditch.
When the officers arrived, they were greeted by a large crowd walking out of the business.
A 22-year-old woman escaped with a gunshot wound to her arm. Officers carried her to safety and she was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Other officers entered the business and located a conscious, breathing 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Officers began providing life-saving measures and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Late Saturday morning, according to Ditch, he was reported in stable condition.
While in hospital, a 22-year-old woman arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her foot.
The investigation revealed that 22-year-old Tyra Adair was involved in a physical ailment with several other women within the firm. Adair then brandished a pistol and fired several shots.
At this point, police believed the gunshot victims were not the people involved in the physical altercation but innocent bystanders, according to Ditch.
Police located Adair nearby and took her into custody without incident and she was in possession of a handgun. She is being held on the requested charge of aggravated battery.
Just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to a drive-by shooting in the 1400 block of South George Washington Blvd in Wichita, according to Officer Chad Ditch.
First responders arrived at the scene and located the 57-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the upper body. EMS transported her to an area hospital for treatment. She was reported in stable condition.
The investigation revealed that several shots were fired at the house from outside and one shot hit the victim. There were three other people in the residence including a 4-year-old girl, a 10-year-old girl and a 36-year-old man. Police did not report an arrest.