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1 Dead, Suspects Apprehended after Shooting in Liberal

Joe Denoyer - August 27, 2016 10:27 pm

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at about 11:18 a.m., emergency responders were called to the 500 block of East Pancake for a reported shooting. Responding officers found two persons had been shot, a 20 year old male and a 24 year old male.

The 24 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be completed in the coming days to determine the cause of death.

The 20 year old male received gunshot wounds and was transported to Southwest Medical Center by Seward County EMS. His wounds were not life threatening. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Investigators learned that a dispute between several people occurred in the parking lot when the shooting occurred. Witnesses at the scene provided investigators descriptions of vehicles and persons involved.

At about 5:20 p.m., a 23 year old male was apprehended at a residence in rural Seward County in connection with the shooting. He was taken into custody without incident. An affidavit will be submitted to the Seward County Attorney seeking formal charges.

The Seward County Sheriff’s office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation aided in the investigation of this incident. The investigation of this incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Liberal Police Department at 626-0150 or the Crime Hotline at 624-4000.


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