One critical, two detained following early morning shooting
Updated: 4:30 a.m..
Lawrence Police are investigating after a person was shot in the 2400 block of Cedarwood Avenue early Saturday.
The shooting was reported just before 3:10 a.m.. Officers located a male, approximately 40-years-old, with one gunshot wound to the chest.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews report the victim’s injuries to be critical. The man was rushed to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by medics. An air-ambulance was not available due to the weather.
A witness told police that a person ran from the building eastbound and then northbound towards 23rd Street. That person was only described as a male wearing a black jacket.
At least two people have been detained for questioning. One ran from an officer in the area of 27th Street and Redbud Lane. He was apprehended at 4:25 a.m..
Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-830-7400 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).
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