Archive for Friday, April 20, 2012

Police asking public for help with information about shooting at apartment complex

April 20, 2012


Lawrence police said Friday they were still asking for help in the investigation into the shooting of a 28-year-old Lawrence man Wednesday evening at an apartment in the 2000 block of Heatherwood Drive.

“The investigation is progressing. No arrests have been made at this point,” said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman. “We’re still working on identifying that person and doing those follow-up interviews.”

At 5:07 p.m. Wednesday several residents reported hearing shots at the Heatherwood Valley Apartments, 2000 Heatherwood Drive, northeast of Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway. They found the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg, but his injury was not considered life-threatening. He was taken by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, according to Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical.

McKinley said police have interviewed the victim. Officers said Wednesday that they believed the man and the suspect had been involved in a verbal altercation before the shooting and that “multiple people” were there when the gun was fired but left before police arrived.

McKinley asked anyone who has information to call detectives at 830-7430 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477), where callers may remain anonymous.

“We have some good information about who that may be,” McKinley said. “But we do not want to turn down any information that people may have in that regard,”


larrytdog 5 years, 7 months ago

"Police asking public for help with information about shooting at apartment complex"

Um...If you can't hit it, you are a really poor shot and should quit the force?

Christine Anderson 5 years, 7 months ago

I am glad the victim was not killed. What I don't get is his refusal to name the shooter. There are several of us still nervous about this, fearing they will come back to harm the victim's girlfriend.

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