2 teens shot near Tonganoxie, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office says

Two teenagers were shot early Wednesday morning west of Tonganoxie near Kansas Highway 16, but the wounds were not life threatening, law enforcement officials said.

Early Wednesday, two 17-year-old Tonganoxie girls were parked at Helen’s Hilltop, 19611 McLouth Road, planning to meet an 18-year-old Tonganoxie woman, according to a news release from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.

About 3:30 a.m., a vehicle arrived and three people got out — the sheriff’s office described them as “one eighteen year old male from Kansas City and two females, each approximately 17 or 18 years old.” The male suspect approached and allegedly struck one of the two Tonganoxie girls, who then drove away, the sheriff’s office said. One of the suspects allegedly fired at the girls’ vehicle as it drove away, damaging the vehicle and wounding both girls.

The driver was struck in the shoulder, and the passenger was struck in the leg, the sheriff’s office said. Neither wound was life threatening.

No arrests had been made in the incident as of Wednesday afternoon, Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley told the Tonganoxie Mirror via email, and the investigation was ongoing.


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