Woman injured in shooting in North Lawrence, police say; arrest made Friday afternoon

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A woman was shot and injured Thursday evening in North Lawrence, police say.

“Preliminary information” indicates that the woman was traveling in a vehicle around 7:10 p.m. in the area of Seventh and North streets, Lawrence Police Major Trent McKinley said via email Friday. Someone in another vehicle fired “numerous” gunshots at the vehicle the victim was traveling in, he said.

She was struck by gunfire at least once, and her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, McKinley said; the male driver of the vehicle drove the woman to the hospital. The suspect’s car, described as a gray or silver sedan, then fled the area, McKinley said.


“It is believed some occupants of each vehicle are known to one another,” McKinley wrote.

Many area residents heard the gunfire, McKinley said. Detectives spoke with several of them as well as the others who were in the vehicle the victim was in, he said.

No arrests had been made as of 1 p.m. Friday. Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 785-832-7509 or CrimeStoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-TIPS (8477). Tips to CrimeStoppers can be anonymous.

Update, 9:10 p.m. Friday, May 28: An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on a probable cause warrant in connection with this incident at 5:15 p.m. Friday at the New Hampshire Street parking garage, Douglas County jail booking records show.

The booking log indicated that the man will be charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder. He was being held on $75,000 cash or surety bond as of late Friday.

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