Person hit by car, shots fired in overnight incident in downtown Lawrence; no severe injuries

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An unknown man allegedly backed his bumper into another man in downtown Lawrence early Sunday and someone fired gunshots, but no one was shot or severely injured, according to police.

A woman had come to pick up her boyfriend at a bar in the 700 block of Massachusetts Street around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

“While she was waiting in the car, a man she didn’t know approached her vehicle,” police wrote in a social media post. “Once the woman’s boyfriend came out, an argument between the two men occurred. The unknown man got into a silver sedan, along with several others. The silver car then apparently struck the woman’s boyfriend with the bumper and continued into the street where someone inside the car fired at least 5 shots and took off.”

Nearby officers heard the gunshots and rushed toward the scene, according to the post.

“It was a chaotic situation as dozens of people in the area scattered, but officers did not find anyone shot or severely injured and do have evidence to help understand what happened,” according to the post.

The boyfriend left the scene before speaking with police and apparently did not suffer severe injuries, according to the post.

“Many of the folks involved were intoxicated and unable or unwilling to provide specific information,” according to the post.

Officers were reviewing video from the scene and gathering additional evidence as of Sunday morning.

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