Location of shooting
Lawrence police and medics were called about 5 p.m. Wednesday to a shooting outside an apartment building in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive, northeast of Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive.
The sole victim is a 28-year-old Lawrence man who was shot in the leg. He was transported by ground ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center and, as of Wednesday night, was in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a media release from Lawrence Police Capt. Paul Fellers.
According to dispatch traffic at the time of the shooting, police asked for help in locating two possible suspects. They were described as black men seen running from the west door of a building at the Heatherwood Valley Apartments, 2000 Heatherwood Drive.
The suspects were reported to be last seen heading south in a silver four-door Honda Accord. One suspect is described as a heavy-built 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, wearing a blue shirt with white on it. He has short hair. The second suspect is described as 5-foot-9, wearing a dark-colored shirt. No suspects had been identified or apprehended as of Wednesday night.
Neighbors at the scene described seeing a prolonged verbal fight between two men that eventually escalated into the shooting. Complex resident Elizabeth Gragg said she saw a man on the ground with a single gunshot to the leg after hearing five to seven shots.
Fellers asked that anyone with information call the Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.