Police investigating shooting inside Lawrenceburg gentleman’s club

Updated: Aug. 14, 2019 at 5:56 PM EDT
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Lawrenceburg, Ind. (FOX19) - Police are investigating a shooting that happened inside a gentleman’s club in Lawrenceburg Wednesday afternoon.

The Dearborn County sheriff said the shots were fired inside Concepts Gentlemen’s Club.

According to the sheriff, a nearby soccer practice ended early as a precaution.

“We feel the scene is safe at this time and there are no injuries,” the sheriff said.

The owner of Concepts, Bruce LaGory, said four patrons and six employees were inside when a man came in demanding cash and unloaded his weapon at least a half dozen times.

Lawrencueburg Police Chief Donald Combs said the shooter, who is in custody, left the establishment in a vehicle.

“A small chase ensued and a couple blocks from here he wrecked his car and we got him in custody,” he said.

LaGory told Combs this is the first time anything like this has happened at Concepts.

LaGory said none of the girls knew the suspect and told him they’d seen him in the club earlier in the afternoon not long after they opened at 1 p.m. Then, the suspect returned back to the club around 4 p.m. and opened fire.

Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said authorities are still collecting evidence and could not elaborate on what kind of damage the lounge sustained.

The suspects name has not been released at this time.

No other information was immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.

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