Police identify man shot to death outside Wichita nightclub

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police are seeking the public's help in finding the suspect in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man who was sitting in his car outside a Wichita club.

Officers were called shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday to a shooting outside a club at Harry and Water streets. They arrived to find the victim, Michael Maxwell, in his vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. 

Lt. Todd Ojile said the investigation revealed an unknown SUV had pulled up to Maxwell's car and fired multiple rounds. The SUV then fled south on Water. 

Maxwell had been involved in an altercation in Old Town before going to the club at Harry and Water, Ojile said. 

He said there were lots of people outside the club at the time of the shooting, but those who investigators have spoken with were uncooperative. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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One person is in very critical condition after a shooting outside a Wichita club Saturday morning.

After 2 a.m., first responders rushed to the 1500th block of S. Water for a shooting. They found a man in his late 20’s with multiple gunshot wounds in a parking lot outside of an erotic sports bar.

“There may be some indications that this individual just recently arrived here before the shooting happened, so that’s what we’re looking into right now,” said Wichita Police Sgt. Dan Harty.

Harty said investigators were speaking to witnesses to find out what led to the shooting, and if this establishment had any connection to the incident.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, but the victim was still alive when KAKE News interviewed Harty after 3 a.m.

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