Archive for Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gunshots fired near eastern Lawrence bar; one man wounded, witnesses uncooperative

September 23, 2017

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A 33-year-old man was admitted to an area hospital with an apparent gunshot wound after a shooting Friday night in Lawrence, police said in a news release.

The shooting was reported at 11:37 p.m. Friday at Playerz Sports Bar, 1910 Haskell Ave.

By the time officers arrived on scene, there was evidence of a shooting but they received little cooperation, Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads said in the release. Later, officers responded to a local hospital regarding the shooting victim, whose injuries are believed to be nonlife-threatening.

Rhoads said the investigation into this incident is still ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-8477. Tips to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously.

Comments

Bill McGovern 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Why go all the way to Topeka or KCMO when I can get shot at Playerz Sports Bar?

Josh Berg 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Playerz needs to be shut down plain and simple. If these people want to take shots at each other then let them do it at home.

Mike Gant 3 weeks, 3 days ago

That's what the city commission is obviously trying to do with the new "nuisance bar" proposal. Honestly between the "massage" parlor, mold-infested building, playerz, and general amount of crime, that entire strip mall should be razed to the ground.

David Holroyd 3 weeks, 3 days ago

And it should have been razed and the gas station as well BEFORE Dollar General was built. Now it is mess with a new building smack dab in the middle. Anything new built won't have any visibility.

Richard Aronoff 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Perhaps a weekend in the slammer on a material witness warrant would loosen up the memories of the uncooperative patrons.

Deb Engstrom 3 weeks, 2 days ago

It's all about the guns!!! I know people are going to say that it's not the gun, it's the person, but back in the day when guns weren't so prolific, these same people with having fistfights instead of shooting. I will never be convinced otherwise.

Bob Smith 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Inanimate objects have no will. They are tools. How they are employed is up to the person wielding them.

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