Vehicle hits student after confrontation

The Kansas University Public Safety Office is investigating an early Sunday morning incident in which a student was struck by a vehicle and injured.

Capt. Schuyler Bailey, a spokesman for the public safety office, said the incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot east of the Jayhawker Towers. The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to KU Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

“There was some confrontation in the parking lot prior to, and basically the investigation is continuing. We’re still interviewing people,” Bailey said.

Bailey said officers have identified a suspect but that the incident is still under investigation.

Police think more than one person was in the vehicle during the incident, he said.

A KU Hospital spokesman said Monday an update on the victim’s condition was unavailable because of the hospital’s patient privacy policy.