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Sunday, August 18, 2013

One person shot in Lawrence early Sunday

Posted: August 18, 2013 - 1:50am
Updated: August 22, 2013 - 12:54am

Lawrence Journal-World follow up reports:
8/22 - Lawrence man charged with attempted murder in connection with Sunday morning shooting
8/19 - Police investigating Sunday morning shooting as Lawrence man remains in hospital
8/18 - Neighbors speak out about Sunday morning shooting

Operation 100 News' original report -


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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.

Operation 100 News report on the Lawrence Journal-World, LJWorld.com.

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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