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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jefferson County shooting

Posted: December 4, 2011 - 11:01am
Updated: December 5, 2011 - 2:14am

Update: The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that William Schoonover, 58, from rural Valley Falls, sustained one gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. Schoonover was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka by ambulance. He was in surgery Sunday afternoon.

The man who allegedly shot Schoonover, a 62-year-old from rural Valley Falls, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of intentional murder in the second degree. The charges could be revised.

Original Post:

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot. First reports of the shooting were heard shortly after 10:40 a.m. this morning. The victim was reported to be near a "trailer home" in the 6100 block of 142nd Street.

According to scanner traffic, a man called 911 and reported that he had just shot a man who had attacked him. The shooting victim is reported to a male in his 50's  be awake and bleeding heavily from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A LifeStar Medical helicopter was initially dispatched to respond to transport the man to the hospital. The man was transported to Stormont-Vail in Topeka by ground ambulance and LifeStar's response was cancelled just after 11 a.m..

Deputies on scene have requested a "detective response to scene."

No other injuries have been reported. Further details were not immediately available from anyone that I could reach by phone.

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