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Lawrence Journal-World follow up reports:
Last updated: 9:05 a.m. Sunday
Lawrence Police are investigating after one person was shot early this morning.
The incident was reported around 1:25 Sunday morning in the 2300 block of Murphy Drive, just southeast of 23rd and Iowa in central Lawrence.
Initial reports indicated that the shooter called police to report that he had just shot a subject that was attempting to break into his vehicle.
Dispatchers say they received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots heard in the area. Lawrence Police Department's call log show 18 units were assigned to the call.
The shooting victim, only described as a 20-year-old man, ran from the scene and was located by police in the 2300 block of Ridge Court.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews report the shooting victim's injuries to be serious and not immediately life-threatening. He reportedly has wounds on his right side, including his shoulder and arm. Medics transported the man to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Witnesses tell Operation 100 News that they heard three shotgun blasts, which were fired from a second floor apartment. The shotgun is said to have been firing birdshot shells.
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Originally posted on May 19, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.
Lawrence Police continue to investigate after two Topeka men were shot early Sunday morning.
Officers were called to Club Magic, located at 804 W. 24th Street, at 3:41 a.m. after receiving 911 calls reporting 10 people fighting inside the business. One of the people involved in the fight was reportedly armed with a gun. Police responded and learned that a security guard had taken the firearm from the man. The man then left the business before police could arrive.
At 3:51 a.m., Lawrence Police were dispatched to the area 22nd and Alabama Streets following several reports of gunshots heard in the area. This intersection is about three blocks north of Club Magic. At least one caller reported hearing four or five gunshots and a female screaming.
As officers responded to check on the reports of gunshots, one officer's patrol vehicle was struck by a vehicle being driven by a shooting victim in the parking lot of the McDonald's, 901 W. 23rd Street, just across the parking lot from Club Magic. The officer requested medics respond and that the driver had been shot multiple times.
Other officers continued their response to the area where gunfire had been reported. A second shooting victim was found in the 800 block of Greever Terrace, which is about four blocks north of Club Magic. Both men were reportedly shot on Greever Terrace. Following the shooting, one of the victims drove a vehicle back towards Club Magic to look for help, his vehicle collided with a Lawrence Police Department patrol vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot.
Lawrence Medics reported the victim found at McDonald's to be a 27-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the arm, shoulder and "base of the neck". He was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
The shooting victim who was found on Greever Terrace was determined to be 33-year-old male with two gunshot wounds. His wounds were said to include on in the foot and a "through and through" to the lower abdomen. He was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas with life threatening injuries.
Fire Medical crews requested two helicopters to respond and transport the victims. Due to weather conditions, no medevac helicopters were able to respond. Both victims were transported by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical ambulance units.
Lawrence Police say they are seeking several persons of interest in connection with the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-832-7509 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-8477. Calls to Douglas County Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous. Tipsters with information that leads to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Our reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World report that a 22-year-old Topeka man was arrested for displaying a firearm in the bar during the initial disturbance and interfering with the duties of police.
The Journal-World also reports that both victims are Topeka residents. The condition of the 27-year-old shooting victim was said to be in stable condition and improving as of Sunday afternoon. The 33-year-old victim was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital, who told the Journal-World that they do not provide information on victims of violent crimes.
Club magic has been the scene of at least two other disturbances involving guns just this year, according to the Journal-World.
The club has previously been called Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill. A 30-year-old, Lawrence man who was working as a bouncer at the club was shot in the parking lot in March 2012.
The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.
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At 2:52, Lawrence Police and Fire Medical crews were dispatched to the intersection of W. 23rd Street and Naismith Drive for a two vehicle injury accident. Arriving fire crews reported that one person would need to be extricated from the vehicle. One person was seriously injured and another was said to be critically injured. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to extricate the critically injured man from the vehicle. Incident command requested that a LifeStar helicopter respond and land in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. The critically injured man was transported by LifeStar to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, arriving shortly before 4:10 a.m.. The female driver of the second vehicle was transported by Medics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Police had a stretch of W. 23rd Street from Naismith Drive to Ousdahl closed as they reconstructed the accident. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News.
Around the same time as the 23rd Street accident, Officers were also dispatched to investigate a non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Ohio Street.
At 7:22, Police were called to check on a report of a vicious "pit bull" in the 200 block of N. 4th Street. One person reported that they were chased by the dog while jogging. Officers and Animal Control checked the area, one officer believed she was familiar with the dog and knew the address where it belonged. No word of if the dog was located. No injuries were reported.
Just before 7:55, Police were called to the area of 23rd Street and Iowa on a report of a road rage incident. Two drivers were reportedly arguing when one of them drove their vehicle into the side of the other driver's vehicle. The victim of the accident called Police and arranged to contact officers near the KU Visitor's Center, and reported the suspect vehicle fled southbound on Iowa from 23rd Street. About a minute later an officer reported locating the suspect vehicle southbound on Iowa approaching 27th Street. The officer attempted to stop that vehicle, which failed to yield briefly. Officers and a County Deputy reported that they had stopped the suspect vehicle on Iowa Street near 31st Street. The driver was detained by Police. No injuries were reported and Police continue to investigate the incident.
The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.
Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.
At 3:49, Lawrence Police were called to investigate a non-injury accident involving a vehicle crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street.
As of 5:30, Westar's website showed 1,270 customers were without power. Original outage number at 4:30 was 1,265.
Outage numbers dropped to 13 at 5:45 a.m. and showed to be fully restored at 6:05.
Police responded on at least two burglary alarms in the area, believed related to the outage.
Officer also investigated what was reported as an aggravated burglary in the 2200 block of Harper Street. A resident believes someone possibly entered the residence through a backdoor, then turned around and exited. Police are investigating whether or not the resident actually saw someone or if this could also be related to the power outage.
Stay with Operation 100 News (@Operation100 on Twitter) and the Lawrence Journal-World for more information as it becomes available.