Man shot, killed in Lawrence; no suspect in custody yet, police say

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An unidentified man was shot and killed early Saturday, and Lawrence police are asking for the public’s help.

Police received several calls just after 1 a.m. Saturday reporting the sound of gunshots in the area of 24th Street and Cedarwood Avenue, according to a news release from the department.

“Officers also proactively dispatched to the hospital and witnessed a car speeding into the Emergency Department entrance,” according to the release. “Officers pulled a male victim from the back seat, who was later pronounced deceased by hospital personnel. The man is a white male, probably in his 20’s, with light brown hair.”

There were three men in the car with the victim who say they don’t know his identity, according to the release. Police have also spoken to residents in the area, according to the release.

“Lawrence Kansas Police will continue to actively investigate this crime until we learn more and will keep the public informed,” according to the release.

Police ask anyone who has information and has not yet been contacted by officers to please call dispatch or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 785-843-TIPS.

The red pin on this map shows the approximate location of the report of shots fired.

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