Archive for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate case of man taken to annex with gunshot wound

May 3, 2011, 11:31 p.m.

Updated: May 4, 2011, 12:37 a.m.

Law enforcement officials in Leavenworth County were investigating a case involving a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said early Wednesday that, through preliminary interviews, a man with a gunshot wound reportedly was taken by three other men to his father’s home in Tonganoxie on Tuesday evening. The father then took his wounded son to the Leavenworth County Annex in Tonganoxie for medical attention. From there, he was taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services to Kansas University Hospital. The annex is home to various satellite county offices, including EMS.

Sheriff’s officials early Wednesday were interviewing two of the men thought to have been in the vehicle, while Tonganoxie police were looking for the third person early Wednesday morning in Tonganoxie.

Though the location of the shooting was unknown early Wednesday, the man was not thought to have been shot in Tonganoxie, police Chief Jeff Brandau said.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the right flank, Brandau said, which is between the ribs and hip.

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