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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Lawrence Police responded to the 500 block of Eldridge Street on reports of possible auto burglaries occurring in the area. A witness reported two subjects looking at parked vehicles in the area. Those subjects were said to have ran eastbound, towards HyVee, prior to Police arriving in the area. No damage was reported.
Just before 4 a.m., Police and Fire Medical crews were called to 2350 Ridge Court on a possible structure fire. Dispatchers said they received multiple calls reporting fire on the third floor of the apartment building. One caller reported several books on fire in a hallway, while another reported it was toys on fire in the hallway. Police made access to the third floor and reported heavy smoke. Fire Medical crews arrived a short time later and quickly located and extinguished the fire. The fire was believed to have been intentionally set. No injuries were reported.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
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.
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