Woman injured in standoff with police

Olin says shooting happened after threats of suicide

Bystanders hang their heads at the scene of a shooting in the Mobile Village mobile home park on the 100 block of North Michigan Sunday afternoon. Reports from local law enforcement and witnesses say that after a standoff with police beginning around 9 a.m. a woman was shot and life-flighted to a hospital.

A woman was injured this afternoon during a police standoff at a northwest Lawrence trailer park, witnesses said.

Witnesses said the standoff unfolded throughout the morning at a trailer park located at 110 N. Michigan. At least two shots were heard between 1 and 1:15 p.m.

“The individual in this trailer had threatened suicide and we’ve been here negotiating for a period of hours, and there was a shooting,” Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said.

He said authorities were still sorting out details about the incident.

“The individual inside the trailer was shot; no officers were injured,” Olin said.

Witnesses said a woman was removed from a trailer on a stretcher. Olin said the victim was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

A neighbor, Sylvia Williams, said she was awakened this morning by police and told to evacuate.

More details as the story develops.