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1 injured in shooting in Atchison, Kansas

Police are seeking a person of interest.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 11:27 AM
Updated: Jun 26, 2019 3:05 PM

(ATCHISON, Kan.) A shooting late Wednesday morning in Atchison, Kansas sent one man to the hospital.

According to MSC News, Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said it happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of Parallel, where police were called to a report of shots fired.

“We did find a 23-year-old male in the yard in front of a residence in the 1000 block of Parallel,” Wilson said. “He has been transported to a hospital with non-life threatening wounds.”

Wilson said as part of the investigation, police are seeking a person of interest.

“We’re continuing to collect evidence from witnesses and neighbors in the area, but we do have a person of interest that we’re attempting to locate as this investigation is underway.”

No additional details were immediately released pertaining to the shooting.

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