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Twice in 2 days, gunshots hit property in Lawrence neighborhoods; police ask for help on Carolina Street

Two times in the past two days, Lawrence police say they’ve responded to reports of gunshots or suspicious activity and found property struck by bullets in residential neighborhoods.

Just before midnight Wednesday night in North Lawrence, officers went to the 400 block of North Street on a suspicious activity call, Officer Derrick Smith said in an email Thursday. At the scene, officers found spent shell casings near a home with “multiple areas of the residence” damaged by gunshots. No one was hurt, and the investigation is ongoing.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday night, police responded to the 2100 block of Carolina Street, south of Lawrence High, for the sound of gunshots, Officer Drew Fennelly said in an email Wednesday. Officers found a shell casing in the street and damage consistent with a gunshot strike on a vehicle in the driveway of 2133 Carolina St., he said.

Police have responded to reports of gunshots at that residence before, including when the house and another one nearby were hit by bullets last month, Fennelly said. Besides being in the same location, it’s unknown if the new incident is related to prior ones, he said.

“We are actively investigating the incidents that have occurred on this property and in the immediate area,” Fennelly said, “and ask that anyone who has information related to any of the incidents to contact the police department, or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785) 843-TIPS.”

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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Apparent gunfire hits houses in neighborhood south of Lawrence High

Lawrence police are investigating after bullets apparently struck two houses in a neighborhood south of Lawrence High School.

Officers were called to the 2100 block of Carolina Street about 1:20 p.m. Friday on a report of the sound of gunshots and found “damage consistent with bullet impacts on two houses on the block,” Officer Drew Fennelly said in an email.

No injuries were reported and, as of Monday morning, no arrests had been made, he said. Fennelly said very little witness information about a possible suspect was available and the investigation was ongoing.

One of the houses that was hit also was the location of a shooting in 2015, Fennelly said, although police at this time don’t know if the incidents are related.

In that case from Sept. 18, 2015, a 16-year-old boy had been standing outside the house about 4:40 a.m. when a man in a mask ran up, “hit him upside” the head with a handgun then — after a brief scuffle — shot him in the leg as he tried to run away, according to previous Journal-World reports. The victim was treated at the hospital and released the same day. Anthony Jermaine Taylor, then 19, pleaded no contest to aggravated battery, a felony, and was sentenced to probation in January 2016.

— I’m the Journal-World’s public safety reporter. Reach me by email at sshepherd@ljworld.com or by phone at 785-832-7187. I’m also on Twitter, @saramarieshep.

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