Two people taken to hospital with injuries after shooting in Shawnee


SHAWNEE, Kan. — Police are on the scene investigating after two people were injured in a shooting Thursday evening in Shawnee, Kansas.

The shooting was reported just after 5:30 p.m. near W. 51st Place and Noble Street, just east of K-7.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a 17-year-old male victim that had gunshot wounds to his torso and an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victims tell police that two people, who they know, came to the house and a dispute happened. During the altercation the victims were shot by one of the suspects, who were described as a while male and a black male, both in their late teens to early 20s. They ran from the scene in a white vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus with black painted wheels or missing all four hubcaps.

Both victims were taken to area hospitals with critical injuries, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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