2 Topekans, 1 other dead after downtown Lawrence shooting; 2 others injured


LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Lawrence Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning. Within the last month, six people have been killed in Lawrence shootings.

Police said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. near 11 & Massachusetts Street. Police said they heard multiple gunshots in the area, after a fight broke out. When they arrived, they encountered a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police said Leah Elizabeth Brown, 22, of Shawnee, Colwin Lynn Henderson, 20, and Tremel Dupree Dean, 24, both of Topeka, died as a result of their injuries.

Ed West, principal at Shawnee Heights High School, confirmed to KSNT News that Henderson was a 2015 graduate of Shawnee Heights in Topeka.

Two other victims of the shooting are being treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

None of the victims are students at the University of Kansas.

The scene was closed several hours following the shooting until just after 2 p.m.

Officers are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved in Sunday’s shooting. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Police or Crime Stoppers. Additionally, Lawrence Police requests that anyone who may have captured video in the area near the time of the shooting is asked to call.

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