Shooting in Shawnee leaves man critically injured, police investigating

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 7:57 PM CST
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SHAWNEE, Kan. (KCTV) - An investigation is underway after an apparent shooting victim was found in a parking lot in downtown Shawnee on Wednesday night.

Officers went to the 11000 block of Johnson Drive, which is just west of Nieman Road, around 6:40 p.m. after someone who was walking to their car called and said they saw someone down on the ground who was bleeding. The authorities went to go check on that person’s welfare.

When officers arrived, they did find a man in a parking lot that abuts two busy restaurants

That man had sustained “head trauma” and injuries consistent with gunshots. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Police have yet to find anyone who heard gunshots. They noted that there were bullet holes in an SUV parked a few spaces away from where the man was found.

The police are investigating and expanding the crime scene to look for evidence beyond immediate area or parking lot. They could be seen searching the area with flashlights and, later, K9 assisted in their search for evidence.

Police at the scene didn’t reveal what evidence they had, but said it was very little. One sergeant told KCTV5′s Betsy Webster that he’s been with the department for 18 years and never had so little information to go on before.

They are eager to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything unusual. They have yet to find anyone who heard gunshots.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Stay with KCTV5 for any updates.