One dead after road rage shooting on Turnpike south of Wichita, Kansas Highway Patrol says


WICHITA, Kan. — Just after 6:30 Saturday night, officers responded to a deadly shooting on the Kansas Turnpike.

“So it’s still in its early stages of determining what went down,” said Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Captain John Lehnherr. “The Kansas Turnpike Authority dispatch center received a call of an erratic, aggressive driver southbound out of Wichita.”

Lehnherr said after the report of aggressive driving, KHP found two vehicles parked on the shoulder three miles south of the Haysville interchange.

That’s when Lehnherr said a trooper found a victim with a gunshot wound. Lifesaving measures were given, but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

“And it’s a road rage incident which you know tends, things get, seem to get tense in road rage incidents,” said Lehnherr. “And that’s why we say the best thing to do is have distance between if you’re involved in an incident, a road rage or aggressive driving.”

Lehnherr said two people are being questioned.

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