KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A disturbance outside of a downtown dance club ended with three people shot.
Just before 3 a.m., off-duty police responded to a disturbance outside of Club Luna, 1520 Grand Blvd., after shots were fired.
A suspect pointed a gun at the officers at 16th Street and Grand and was shot by police. He is in serious condition at an area hospital, according to a statement from the Kansas City Police Department.
Residents in the area said they heard more than 12 gunshots before police arrived.
Two additional shooting victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.
41 Action News found out this isn't the first time neighbors say Club Luna has been at the center of criminal investigations. Neighbors say the club has become a hot bed for crime, and they're fed up.
Sunday morning, chalk circles marked the spots where more than 20 bullets were sprayed along a half-block stretch on Grand Boulevard.
Casey Lundberg heard shots ring out from his apartment.
"I heard two quick gunshots, followed by a pause for 5 seconds almost then right after that a rally of gunshots, 5-15 it seemed like," he said.
Other neighbors tell us they had to duck under their beds for cover.
"We ran into our bedroom and took cover. We definitely could have had shots go into the window here," said one woman who lives nearby.
Neighbors are pointing fingers at Club Luna. They say crime has increased drastically since the business opened two years ago.
"It seems like it attracts a lot of the crowd that's going to get upset with each other and bring their guns out," the woman who lives nearby said.
Now neighbors are urging club owners to keep patrons in line.
"Beef up security. Try to be safer. It goes for all things being said when you're running a club, it should come down to security first one way or another," said Lundberg.
Club Luna employees tell us their bouncers are very strict and that the club has worked diligently to enforce a strict dress code and code of conduct for its patrons.
Police are looking for additional suspects who may have been involved in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS.
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