LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Police in Lawrence, Kansas are investigating a shooting outside of a sports bar that left three people injured early Sunday morning.
Authorities said the shooting was reported around 2 a.m. outside the Playerz Sports Bar on the city's east side.
According to a Lawrence Police Department news release, officers found an injured man and woman in the parking lot. Their injuries are serious but not considered to be life-threatening.
A suspect in the shooting fled in a car and, according to the news release, he tried to evade capture but was stopped a few blocks away from the bar on East 23rd Street. The suspect was taken to a hospital with what police called a life-threatening gunshot wound. The circumstances of how the suspect was shot were not initially clarified.
A section of East 23rd Street was closed Sunday during the initial phase of the investigation. It has since reopened.