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Saturday, March 17, 2012

One person shot outside Lawrence night club

Posted: March 17, 2012 - 2:15am
Updated: April 11, 2012 - 2:18am

Lawrence Journal-World follow up: Bouncer testifies to being shot outside Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill

Updated Story: March 17, 2012 As of 11:00 a.m., Lawrence Police confirm to Operation 100 News' reporting partners at that one person was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with this shooting.

The Journal-World reports that the shooting occurred at the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, located at 804 W 24th Street around 1:30 a.m..

Douglas County Jail booking logs show a 20-year-old Topeka man was arrested at the same location as the shooting, in the same time frame, in the same location as the shooting. The man who has been arrested is facing charges of aggravated battery, possession of controlled substance and possession of stolen property. Bond has not currently been set.

The Journal-World also reports that this morning's shooting is the third firearms-related incident near the Taste  Lounge, Bar and Grill since October. On December 9th, a Lawrence man was arrested for firing a weapon from a vehicle near the establishment. Two Leavenworth men were arrested for a shooting incident that occurred at the same location on October 9th.

Original Story from Operation 100 News:

Lawrence Police are investigating after a 30-year-old, Lawrence man was shot in the 800 block of W 24th Street early Saturday morning.

Police tell my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, the shooting occurred between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Captain Bill Cory says the victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a bystander at the scene. The victim's injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Officers continue investigating the incident and have apprehended two suspects for questioning, according to No arrests have been reported as of 4 a.m..

Earlier radio transmissions indicated that Officers had located a single casing at the scene of the shooting. A bystander was reported to have followed a believed suspect vehicle from the scene, that vehicle was stopped by Police a short time later. It was not clear if this vehicle was connected to the incident as the bystander believed.

Stay with Operation 100 News on this blog and Twitter as well as the Lawrence Journal-World for the latest details as they become available. Remember where you heard this news first. Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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