One man dead after shooting Monday afternoon at Lenexa apartments


LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa Police are investigating what led to a shooting Monday afternoon that left a 20-year-old man dead.

Police tell FOX4 the shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. at an apartment complex near 97th and Rosehill Road.

Officers believe the two men involved were known to each other and the one that did the shooting called 911 and remained on scene to speak with officers.

Dispatch audio captured by Broadcastify outlines the moments Lenexa Police got the call.

“RP is saying that he accidentally shot or his weapon fired and he hit his friend in the back. The gun is in no one’s possession and it’s laying on the bed. They’re talking to medic right now,” a dispatcher said.

Police are working to determine if the shooting was intentional or not.

Jeremy McCoy said he woke up around when the shooting happened. He said Lenexa Crossing apartments is typically quiet and safe. He also said it is a good place for kids.

“Guns and gunfire are unfamiliar,” McCoy said. “I’ve lived around here for a year or so man and I ain’t never heard about no stuff like this. You got to be careful when you’re around these weapons and everything man because a lot of stuff can easily go off and stuff like that. You see the kids out and everything just playing and having a wonderful time and stuff. And they’re going about their business. Other than that man it just is a typical normal day.”

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