Cars, building, people hit after disturbance at club near SE Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – At least three people were hit by a car, there was minor damage to a building and damage to several other cars in a tense scene late Thursday night outside a club near southeast Wichita. An intensive law enforcement and emergency response closed a section of MacArthur Road outside Club Rodeo in the 3600 block of East MacArthur.

A Sedgwick County dispatcher confirmed the nature of the call was an injury crash where at least one person was reported injured at the scene. The supervisor said that person refused emergency transport to a local hospital, but the sheriff’s office said a car hit at least three people outside Club Rodeo. All three are expected to be okay with injuries described as “non-critical” and “minor.” Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Oliver said there may be others who left before paramedics and EMS arrived.

Lt. Oliver said it started around 10:45 p.m. with the report of a disturbance at Club Rodeo. A man accused of driving his car into other vehicles, the building and even people outside the club abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene, heading south on the railroad tracks near MacArthur and K-15. Early Friday morning, the search for the man named as a suspect in the case continues.

The sheriff’s office describes the suspect as a man between 30 and 40 years old. He is described as having facial hair (a goatee) and wearing a white shirt with blue flowers on it. Lt. Oliver advised anyone who sees anything suspicious to call 911.

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