Nov 20, 2023

9-year-old in a Kan. home wounded in drive-by shooting

Posted Nov 20, 2023 4:00 PM

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating  a drive-by shooting that sent a child to the hospital.

Just after 8:30p.m.  Sunday. the Shawnee County Communications Center received multiple phone calls in reference to gunshots near the 6700 Block of SW Greencastle Drive, according to Sheriff's Lieutenant Scott Wanamaker.

Moments later. the communications center received an address where a 9-year-old victim had been struck by the gunfire.

The boy was inside the residence and was struck in his left leg. EMS transported the body to a local hospital for treatment. There were 3 adults and 5 juveniles in the home at the time of the shooting, according to Wanamaker.

After shooting at the residence the two suspects fled the area on foot, entered a silver passenger car in the 6800 Block SW Rockpost Road and fled the scene.