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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Shawnee Police investigating possible drive-by shooting

Posted: April 17, 2016 - 6:38am
Update: April 18, 2016 - 2:09pm


Shawnee Police are investigating after someone fired shots at an occupied duplex early Sunday morning.
Police examine bullet holes in the siding of the building
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Police Sergeant Matt Seichepine checks his computer near the scene
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Officers were dispatched to the area of 49th Terrace and Nieman Road just after 2:30 a.m. on a report of possible gunshots heard in the area. According to radio traffic, the initial caller reported hearing what they believed to be five gunshots.

While checking the area officers contacted a man and woman in the 10900 block of West 49th Street.

A neighbor contacted Operation 100 News to report a duplex in that same area was hit by gunfire.

At the scene, Sergeant Matt Seichepine confirmed to Operation 100 News that officers are investigating "shots fired into an occupied dwelling."

Sgt. Seichepine said no one was injured and there is no suspect information to be released.


A man, woman, and two young children could be seen outside of the duplex as police examined bullet holes in the siding.

While on scene around 4:30 a.m., Operation 100 News and Shawnee Police heard a single gunshot to the north of the scene. The sound was followed by a siren in the same area. Sgt. Seichepine said the siren was not Shawnee Police and was possibly Kansas City, Kansas Police.

No other information has been released.

Two officers check for evidence in the street in front of the duplex
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On Monday, Major Dan Tennis said the Johnson County Crime Lab has not confirmed the caliber of the weapon used.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Shawnee Police at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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