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Downtown Salina Shooting, Stabbing Still Being Investigated

KSAL Staff - April 14, 2014 11:58 am

At least one bullet hit a front window of The Arena sports collectible store, at 127 North Santa Fe.

At least one bullet hit a front window of The Arena sports collectible store, at 127 North Santa Fe.

Salina police implore anyone with information to contact them after a shooting and stabbing outside a downtown nightclub early on Sunday.

Shots were fired from a high powered rifle and a person was stabbed during the altercation outside the Inferno at 122 North Santa Fe at around 2:30 in the morning.

Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that there was a disturbance outside the club after it closed. During the disturbance a 26-year-old male was stabbed in the right abdomen while exiting the club. He was transported to Salina Regional Health Center where he was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound.

Sweeney says after the stabbing that at least two shots from a high powered rifle were fired. The shooting happened in front of the bar, the stabbing behind it.

No one was hit by the shots, but a nearby business was. Two bullets hit windows of The Arena sports collectible store, at 127 North Santa Fe across the street from the Inferno. One person was sleeping inside at the time, but was not hit. According to the business, a dog was also inside the building and was nearly hit by the gunfire but also avoided injury. Damage to the windows is estimated at $1400.

Sweeney says that several suspect vehicles have been identified, but as of Monday morning no arrest had been made as police continue to work the case.

Sweeney described the suspect vehicles to KSAL News as a newer model white sedan, a newer model black Crown Victoria, and an unidentified third vehicle. He described the shooter as a black male, standing 5′ 8″ tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information can contact the Salina Police Department, as well as Crimestoppers at 825-8477.

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