OLATHE, Kan. — A 19-year-old male died early Saturday morning after a shooting at the Black Bob Park in Olathe.
Olathe police were responding to a shooting call around 3:57 a.m. at the park located at 14500 West 151st Street.
Upon arrival, police found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Somebody’s lost their chil.d I couldn’t imagine being in that position,” said Alicia Frees, who lives in the area.
“It’s really disturbing, we’re in the middle of graduation season and it definitely hits home since I have an 18-year-old,” Frees said.
“Our officers responded this morning and found a 19-year-old male victim unfortunately deceased from gunshot wounds,” said Joe Yeldell, a spokesperson for the Olathe Police Department
Police are still searching for suspects in the case and lead as they ask the community for help.
“We’re asking surrounding neighbors to check their home surveillance, anything around that 4 o’clock time frame to go ahead and check their surveillance and let us know if they come up with anything,” said Yeldell.
The city of Olathe only sees a couple of homicides a year and considering the age of the victim, the community is reeling but sending their love to a family that’s hurting.
“Definitely feel for the family that was involved, because definitely something I don’t think anybody considers, that their 19 years old is not coming home,” said Frees.
The case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6363 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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