Archive for Sunday, June 5, 2011

Multiple gunshots reported outside The Cave Sunday morning, police investigating

June 5, 2011, 8:17 a.m. Updated June 5, 2011, 3:19 p.m.


Multiple gunshots were reported outside The Cave nightclub at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave., early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the scene around 2:15 a.m. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Kirk Fultz, nobody was injured and police did not make any arrests. Fultz also said police did not find any bullet holes. The incident is still under investigation.

According to Journal-World blogger Operation 100, emergency dispatch scanner traffic reported a shooter driving by and firing a rifle into a crowd outside the nightclub. No vehicle or suspect description has been given.

As of 3 p.m. on Sunday, there were no updates released by police, and more information probably wouldn't be available until Monday, Fultz said.

Check for updates.


blindrabbit 6 years, 10 months ago

The neighborhood is returning to the 1960's and just a block away from The Gaslight no less.

Doug Fisher 6 years, 10 months ago

Except the social unrest in Lawrence during the 60 & 70's was just that: politically driven and for equal rights. I'd say this shooting is just some punk causing trouble with no other cause. Lawrence seems to be less safe more than ever. But that's to be expected now that almost 100,000 folks reside here.

KEITHMILES05 6 years, 10 months ago

Lawrence is becoming more ghetto all the time.

Doug Fisher 6 years, 10 months ago

Definitely not as nice a place to live as it was 20 years ago that's for sure. I think Lawrence really reflects what's happening to Kansas as a whole lately.

CLARKKENT 6 years, 10 months ago


pizzapete 6 years, 10 months ago

So does this mean the KU Football block party is off?

KCMO_Jayhawk 6 years, 10 months ago

I've never been to The Cave but I have heard several things about The Cave. If this shooting is related to The Cave then one thing comes to my mind... Management and Security. Management needs to come down hard on Security. I've heard on several occasions that Security are providing access to underage (18-20 yrs). This is the main reason I choose not to patronize The Cave. Last I checked The Cave was 21 and up.

Then you hear about the fights that escalate. Again, proper Security would cease such madness. Remember the trouble makers and do not let them in again. However, proper Security is not some college frat boy or local that you throw a "Security" T-Shirt on. They need to be licensed and trained.

Oh and of course if you deny your regular troublemakers, that means you will lose their money. However, denying them access could save your business. My advice to The Cave... All money IS NOT good money!! Remember you are damn near on the University's campus and you could quickly ruin the reputation of a great University!

DillonBarnes 6 years, 10 months ago

They did say multiple shots, so it wouldn't just be a single casing left in the chamber. However, if you're firing from a vehicle, it's easily believable that all the rounds stayed within the vehicle, regardless if the rifle was bolt or semi-automatic. As for bullet holes, who the heck knows, Larry got it right, there are a million different places a small rifle bullet could end up.

Sara Garlick 6 years, 10 months ago

MacHeath has a good point. If there are no holes, casings, or injuries it could've been a high powered air rifle or those "poppers". The Cave needs to be careful and not become the new Tremers/Last Call.

pizzapete 6 years, 10 months ago

Your demographic is probably 80% of their customer base.

Linda Endicott 6 years, 10 months ago

21 (the legal drinking age, by the way; why are you breaking the law?) is only two years difference from 19... You look much older? Bunk...unless you already have gray hair and missing teeth...I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 19 year old and a 21 year old just by looking at them...and I don't think anyone else could, either... I've been in bars that card EVERYONE...even if they look old enough to be next-door to death...seems like the best way to go about it...

John Hamm 6 years, 10 months ago

I don't quite understand this. The World Article states SUV chase in Eudora from 1000 Main St. This article puts it in Lawrence for 9th & Maine. Which is it? Both Red SUVs with Florida plates. That dude was busy.

chong 6 years, 10 months ago

Douglas County dispatch confirmed the chase began on 10th and Main St. in Eudora.

Thanks, Chris Hong LJ World

Susan Lee 6 years, 10 months ago

I know this idea doesn't fit in with the lifestyle of many and the money-making schemes of others...........BUT how about LIMITING the number of drinks served per person?

Many years ago I used to help cater an extremely large party that served hundreds at an annual event .(across the state) By the second year, those in charge realized that the totally open bar was adding to the multitude of fights, broken furniture, police calls, DUI's etc When they began limiting drinks the change was amazing!

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