1 Killed, 2 Injured In Strip Club Shooting

Police Seek Shooter; Motive Unclear

One man was killed and two people were injured in a shooting at a strip club on Indianapolis' west side late Friday night.

Indianapolis police were called to Patty's Show Club in the 2000 block of West Washington Street just after 11 p.m.

"When officers arrived, they located three people shot," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell. "Two males were transported to Methodist Hospital and one female was transported to Wishard Hospital."

Gary Dunlap, 21, died from his injuries early Saturday morning. Larry Hardy, 42, was listed in stable condition on Saturday afternoon. Cierra Gray, 21, was treated and released.

Witnesses told police that a light-skinned Hispanic man came into the club and fired several shots with a handgun, appearing to aim for a specific table.

The man was described as in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 240 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball hat with gold lettering, a long-sleeve flannel black and gray checkered sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police think the man left in a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer after the shooting.

Several people were in the club when the shooting happened, but police said they don't know what the motive was.

"What happened last night was instantaneous. It was people who we had never seen in the bar before," said Joe Chamberlin, who has owned the club for 11 years.

Chamberlin said he usually has about 150 customers in the club on Friday and Saturday nights.

A doorman checks patrons for weapons as they walk in.

"This guy just got by us," Chamberlin said. "It was very, very quick."

Chamberlin said there have been fights in the parking lot in the past, but that there had never been problems inside the club.

"We're in the process of putting a new security camera system in. We have got it inside now. We just have to install it," he said.

Police interviewed about 20 witnesses early Saturday morning. They asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.