Saturday, January 28, 2023

Shooting Investigation in Miami County Kansas

On 1/28/2023 at 2:32 P.M. emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of 239th Street and Lookout Road for a subject in the wooded area with a gun shot wound. The victim was hunting on State Park property when the victim was shot.

Due to the unknown circumstances, multiple Sheriff's Office personnel, including the Special Operations Response Team, K9 Team and Shawnee Police Department K9 team responded to search the State Park area. It was not known where the shot came from but confident, due to the location where the victim was shot, it was on the State Park property.

Personnel were able to make contact with hunters in the area during the investigation. At no time was it believed there was a danger to the public.

Through the investigation it is believed this is a hunting accident and is being investigated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks with the assistance of the Sheriff's Office Investigations Division. The victim was transported by air ambulance to a local area hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

We thank the assistance of the Fire District #1 Of Johnson County, KS, Miami County EMS, KDWP and the Shawnee Kansas Police Department during todays event.

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