LAWRENCE, Kansas-  Police in Lawrence are investigating after at least five people were shot in the early Sunday morning hours. Three victims are now deceased.

The agency says there are conflicting reports on social media regarding the shooting at 11th and Massachusetts. Lawrence Police believe the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation that occurred near the northwest corner of 11th and Massachusetts Street.

Lawrence Police were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when they heard multiple gunshots. At the scene, officers encountered a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. In total five victims have been identified from the shooting, a press release says. Three of the victims  sustained fatal injuries: Leah Elizabeth Brown, a 22-year-old female Shawnee, Kansas resident, Colwin Lynn Henderson, a 20-year-old male Topeka resident, and Tremel Dupree Dean, a 24-year-old male Topeka resident. Two victims are being treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, police explained.