Second man dies from Saturday night shooting in rural Douglas County

photo by: Elvyn Jones

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office vehicle is pictured in this file photo from August 2017.

A second man has died from a Saturday night shooting in rural Douglas County, the sheriff’s department announced Sunday morning.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jenn Hethcoat said an adult male who had been taken to an area hospital for treatment following Saturday’s shooting has died from his wounds. Hethcoat also confirmed that the individual who was pronounced dead at the scene also was an adult male. Their identities have not been released, as the department is still working to notify relatives.

Law enforcement responded to a rural property in the 2000 block of E. 1100 Road at about 6:25 p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunshots. When deputies arrived, one individual was dead and two other individuals were transported to area hospitals with life threatening injuries.

The address of the shooting scene is a rural property north of Lake View Lake near the Kansas River, according to Google Maps.

Emergency radio traffic indicated that at least two civilians at the scene exchanged gunfire, Journal-World news partner Operation 100 News reported.

At around 5 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office said the one other victim of the shooting was in stable condition. The department also said there was no reason to believe any suspects remained at large related to the shooting. The department did not release the identity of the two deceased men or the other victim. The department is still attempting to locate and notify various family members of the deceased men.

While the department did not release details of the shooting, its Sunday evening release did confirm the shootings happened outside. Deputies and detective worked throughout the night to process the crime scene before snow arrived on Sunday morning.


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