Archive for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Southbound U.S. 59 reopened south of Lawrence after search for evidence from reported shooting

May 27, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

Updated: May 27, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting southbound U.S. Highway 59 from N1000 Road to N650 Road was reopened after law enforcement officers concluded a search for evidence on the closed section of highway.

Traffic wwas detoured onto old US-59 during the closure.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted deputies were searching for evidence from a reported shooting. According to the Sheriff's Office, a 24-year-old Lawrence man was taken to a Topeka hospital after suffering a gunshot wound at about 11 p.m. Monday, which he said occurred on the section of highway.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 785-841-0007 for Crime Stoppers at 784-843-8477.

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