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Archive for Saturday, June 1, 2013

Police investigating shooting in parking lot of Lawrence McDonald’s

June 1, 2013, 4:06 p.m. Updated June 1, 2013, 4:31 p.m.

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Witness Jon Crawford, 31, of Topeka, gives his account of a shooting that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on June 1 in the parking lot of the McDonald's at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Witness Jon Crawford, 31, of Topeka, gives his account of a shooting that occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on June 1 in the parking lot of the McDonald's at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

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Lawrence police are investigating a 3 p.m. shooting in the parking lot of a Lawrence McDonald’s at 4911 W. 6th St.

Shots were fired during a disturbance in the restaurant's parking lot about 3 p.m., said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman. A 31-year-old man suffered a minor injury to his hand in the incident but was not shot. He declined medical treatment at the scene, McKinley said, and detectives were interviewing him immediately after the incident.

Several people believed to have been involved in the incident had left the scene before police arrived, McKinley said.

Investigators continued to work the crime scene late Saturday afternoon, while others looked at video from the restaurant's security cameras. Police are looking for suspects but have not yet released details.

Initial reports from emergency dispatch indicated that police were looking for a red Oldsmobile carrying suspects that could be armed and might have been traveling west from Lawrence on U.S. Highway 40. A black Dodge Charger with Shawnee County plates that was involved in the incident remained at the scene.

The restaurant remained open, and employees declined to comment on the incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or CrimeStoppers at 843-TIPS(8477)

Comments

jayreeze15 1 year, 6 months ago

Just drove past and there are tons of police cars and tape around the cars.

Police are even stopped on wakarusa.

Missingit 1 year, 6 months ago

I wonder what Happy Meal toys they give to kids in Topeka??

Jake Esau 1 year, 6 months ago

Don't they have the cameras to catch car license plates leaving town on 6th at the light at Stoneridge?

cowboy 1 year, 6 months ago

Going to get a Happy Meal , cover Me

Ryan Neuhofel 1 year, 6 months ago

Wonder who got away with the last McRib? Track that SOB down!

Caz Snwot 1 year, 6 months ago

my guess is the guy with the injured hand knows exactly who else was involved. won't take long to have good suspect information.

Pr0digy 1 year, 6 months ago

"A 31-year-old man suffered an injury to his hand in the incident but was not shot. " Not nessiarily. Shrapnel? Broken Glass? Victim Statement because he was injured? I hope they catch them but even if he knows who did it he might not say a thing Google "G Code"

Pr0digy 1 year, 6 months ago

If they threaten him with charges yup!

Pr0digy 1 year, 6 months ago

FYI comment was edited after I replied

sterthemall 1 year, 6 months ago

not when they robbed my house.......told you it was Topeka, usually is

ksjayhawk74 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe someone was mad because they don't have Fish McBites anymore.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 6 months ago

Or else, very, very happy because they don't have Fish McBites. Seriously, was there ever such a thing, or did you make that up?

I wish they had Senior Meals. Wonder what they would put in those? Any ideas?

Jeanette Kekahbah 1 year, 6 months ago

McEnsure Shake, McPrune Juice...McCreamed GMO Corn, McMashed Taters...McShuffleboard in the McSenior McLeisure McArea...McMaybe?

Keith 1 year, 6 months ago

Close it down, obviously McDonalds attracts a bad crowd.

James Minor 1 year, 6 months ago

What is this town going too? You can't grab lunch a McD's and head over to Club Magic without getting shot at!

James Minor 1 year, 6 months ago

On a serious note. Thanks to the Lawrence PD for getting there quickly and reminding those that can't resolve a situation in a mature manner that Lawrence does not want this type of behavior in this town. Hopefully, the children and patrons that witnessed this idiocy can forget and move on.

bearded_gnome 1 year, 6 months ago

okay, so what's the toy inside the 'senior happy meal' then?


yeah, apparently lawrence MCD's give out a better toy than topeka? or maybe these guys were doing a roving taste-test for a regional magazine and a rival magazine staffconfronted them?

waitjustaminute 1 year, 6 months ago

The prize inside a McSenior meal is a Pez dispenser with Preparation H. Your choice of characters. I thought everyone knew that. Jeech.

LadyJ 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe if my cholesterol medicine came in a Pez dispenser I would remember to take it.

Paul Wilson 1 year, 6 months ago

When are these silly businesses going to learn that all they have to do is put up the "No Gun" symbol signs on their property and these incidences wouldn't happen.

miniflavors 1 year, 6 months ago

Lawrenceloser......You would be dead then... :) They are Quicker there and don't ask questions...

Tom Hilger 1 year, 6 months ago

This same story is in The Topeka Capitol-Journal this morning, and has only received (1) one comment.

windjammer 1 year, 6 months ago

75% of the comments here have nothing to do with the story. Now it is 78%.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 6 months ago

I love the ideas. They had happy meals related to Twilight, why can't they have senior happy meals related to Red2? "They just said I had to retire, they didn't say I couldn't reenlist." What character says this?

eric poncharello 1 year, 6 months ago

The man looks like he's crying and he is saying to the cop's, I don't know nothing MAAAAN! He's acting like labron when he doesn't get his way.

lhs96299 1 year, 6 months ago

When they are getting callous and impudent enough to shoot-it-out in a McDonalds parking lot at 3:00 PM then it won't be long before our little city of Lawrence, KS will be a smaller version of crime invested KC-K, East St. Louis, Detroit and Camden, NJ.

smileydog 1 year, 6 months ago

This incident calls for another taxpayer paid for full page apology ad from Lawrence City leaders to be run in the Topeka Capital Journal for their citizens coming to Lawrence yet again to commit another violent crime.

ridikkulus 1 year, 6 months ago

"Another"? There were previous ads? Wow...

puddleglum 1 year, 6 months ago

can we please send a bill to the city of topeka for all of Our dollars wasted on Their residents?

Please?

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