Originally published March 26, 2009 at 9:58 a.m., updated March 26, 2009 at 2:40 p.m.
(Update: 2:40 p.m.) — A 22-year-old Overland Park man has been arrested in connection with a triple shooting just before 2 a.m. today, outside a bar near the Kansas University campus, Lawrence police said. Joseph Abdullah Muhammad was arrested on three counts of aggravated battery. More at ljworld.com.
Three students were wounded early Thursday morning at a Lawrence bar in an apparent drive by shooting. Lawrence police said the men were shot while standing outside The Hawk, near 14th and Ohio. Two men were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital—one man was shot in the arm and another in the leg—and a third man was grazed by a bullet in the arm. None of the injuries were life threatening.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lawrence police at (785) 830-8430 or Douglas County dispatchers at (785) 832-7509. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers, (785) 843-TIPS.
*...Police don't have a suspect yet, but considering it was The Hawk, the shooter probably wasn't of age either. Concerned the Lawrence City Commission may attempt to shut them down in a similar fashion to the now defunct night club, Last Call, owners of The Hawk reassured the community that they're still a painfully Caucasian establishment. "'Student ghetto' is just a term of endearment, we swear," pleaded one of the owners. "It's whiter than Amy Winehouse's nostril down here, honestly!"
And in another unfortunate irony, an actual Irish car bomb detonated in front of the bar. A really drunk dude at the scene described the incident as follows:
*...based on actual news