Man killed after shooting near Johnson County Library in Overland Park


87th and Farley shooting

*Update: Police initially said the victim was 19 years old, police have since issued an update and said the victim is a 30-year-old Prairie Village resident.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A man has been killed after a shooting near a library in Overland Park, police say.

The shooting happened Wednesday night near the Johnson County library at 87th and Farley streets.

First responders took the victim to the hospital in critical condition but that person later died from their injuries.

It’s not clear at this time what led up to the shooting. Police are searching for a suspect they describe as a black man in his 20s with short dreads.

Police said he was in a red sedan and was last seen driving east on 87th Street away from the scene. He was wearing a white T-shirt and black pants.

If you have any information that can help police in their investigation, they ask that you call (913) 344-8770 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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