Shooting at east Wichita night club leaves one man dead, two others injured

A shooting at an east Wichita night club left a Wichita man dead and sent two others to the hospital early Sunday morning.

Wichita police officers were patrolling the Onyx Event Center in the 10000 block of E. Kellogg when they heard gunshots ring out at about 12:28 a.m.

In the parking lot, they found a man who had been shot multiple times, Wichita Police spokesman Kristopher Gupilan reported.

The victim was identified as 23-year-old Jaylon Pete. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, according to Gupilan.

Two other men from Wichita, ages 24 and 26, were struck by gunfire during the shooting.

They were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries but are currently reported as not life-threatening.

Preliminary investigation said that a disturbance took place inside the night club leading to the shooting outside, according to Gupilan.

Detectives and officers are working diligently to determine the sequence of events,” Gupilan said. “At this stage in the investigation, the suspect is still outstanding.”

Sunday’s shooting was the second shooting to occur at the night club this year. Two men were critically injured in another shooting just before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 28.

In that incident, a fight had broken out inside the club and shots were fired that struck two men.

Officers responding to that scene were met by a crowd of 900 people rushing out of the building, The Eagle reported.

Attempting to catch the gunman from Sunday’s shooting, Crime Stoppers of Wichita and Sedgwick County released surveillance footage photos of the apparent suspect in the parking lot of the business.

Anyone with information, video, or pictures of the incident either inside the business or outside, are encouraged to call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Sunday’s shooting is the city’s 39th homicide of the year, according to Eagle research. There were 32 at this time last year.