Shooting suspect Keshawn Dawson was reportedly kicked out of a club in Kansas but he returned back and shot and killed one, and injured five others when he opened fire early on Tuesday, according to police.
Wichita police say they are searching for the 23-year-old man suspected in a mass shooting at a club in the city’s Old Town district. Wichita Police said the suspect got into a fight, which they described as an ‘unknown disturbance’, inside the Enigma Club & Lounge in downtown Wichita, and was subsequently kicked out.
He’s also wanted on two felony Sedgwick County warrants.
Who is Keshawn Dawson?
Keshawn Dawson has been identified as the suspected gunman who allegedly shot dead a Wichita father following a shooting early Tuesday in Old Town Wichita. The accident happened after Dawson was kicked out of Enigma Club & Lounge in the 300 blocks of N. Mosley following a fight and escorted from the club by employees.
Keshawn returned with a semi-automatic handgun and started shooting around 12:30 a.m. from outside the club.
He fired through the windows, striking the victims.
#BREAKING: Wichita Police identify the suspect as Keshawn Maurice Dawson.
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— Caroline Elliott (@KWCHCaroline) September 7, 2021
How old is Keshawn Dawson?
Keshawn Dawson is 23 years old as of the year 2021.
Keshawn Dawson Shooting
According to reports, when the suspect returned at around 12.40 am after being kicked out, police said he began shooting into the club from outside with a handgun, killing 34-year-old father Preston Spencer.
Police were unable to say what sparked the fight, and are still looking for the shooter. He is described as five-foot-nine, black, and in his 20s, and police are seeking information that could lead to his arrest.
‘He fired shots, multiple shots from outside the club into the club,’ Wendell Nicholson told KSN.
In addition to Spencer, five women suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, police said. Police said they had been kicked out of the club after a fight, returned with a gun, and opened fire from the sidewalk.
He then fled in a dark-colored vehicle.
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‘Officers are still trying to put together the pieces. Obviously, the homicide section has been called in.”
Footage from the scene shows the glass doors to the club shattered by the gunfire. Police had initially said there were seven injured in the shooting. But later, a news release on Tuesday updated the figure to five.
Capt. Stephens said most injuries to those five victims, between the ages of 22 and 40, were to the legs.
Keshawn Dawson Gunman
Nicholson said the investigation is ongoing, and that police were interviewing witnesses, KAKE reported.
Capt. Jason Stephens identified the suspected gunman as Keshawn Dawson.
He is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
What We Know So Far
Officers were called around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday to a shooting at the Enigma Club & Lounge in the 300 blocks of North Mosley. Police said they had been kicked out of the club after a fight, returned with a gun, a
He opened fire from the sidewalk. He then fled in a dark-colored vehicle.
One of the victims, 34-year-old Preston Spencer, was killed. According to a GoFundMe page, Spencer leaves behind a wife and two children. His last Facebook post on Saturday was in celebration of his son’s fifth birthday.
— Shawn Loging (@KWCHShawn) September 7, 2021
“My heart is overwhelmed with grief. My oldest child, Preston Atlas Spencer, was shot and killed by a random act of gun violence,” Spencer’s mother shared on social media. “We need your prayers!!”
Stephens declined to give Dawson’s exact age, saying only that he was 22 or 23 years old.
Investigators used surveillance video from the club and other nearby businesses, as well as witness statements, to identify Dawson as the shooting suspect, Stephens said.
— Hunter Funk (@hunterkfunk) September 7, 2021
“We’re still looking into the victims’ relationship — if there was any relationship — with the suspect,” Stephens said.