Police Scope Series of Shootings Since Wednesday Afternoon

Topeka police are on the look out for the suspects behind a series of four shootings, three of which occurred in a half hour span, since Wednesday afternoon.

One of the victims was a five year-old girl grazed in the initial shooting. She was hurt when shots were fired at an occupied vehicle in the 2600 block of SE 11th around four o'clock Wednesday.

Initially no one was thought to be hurt in the incident, until the girl showed up at the hospital a little more than four and a half hours later wounded by what were thought to be fireworks. Authorities later connected her injury to the earlier shooting.

Then, at 3:25 a.m. the following morning, officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 3300 block of SE Freemont. Five minutes later, another call came of gunshots in the 1700 block SE Madison.

At 3:50, Topeka police received word of more shots in the 2700 block of SE Madison. No one was hurt in any of those three shootings.

The parties involved are believed by authorities to know each other.

The investigation into all the shootings continues. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 368-9400 or CrimeStoppers at 234-0007.


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