2 Women Injured In Altercation: One Shot In Chest

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka Police say two women are in the hospital Tuesday morning. One was shot in the chest, the other was hit in the face with an unknown object.

Initial reports indicated two people were being taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds at 1:25 a.m.

Police tell 13 News both women were found injured at a lower level apartment at Sargent Apartments, 2100 SW High Ave. Detectives planned to talk with the women at the hospital.

In an update at 6:30 a.m., Lt. Russell Klumpp said the woman who was shot in the chest had life-threatening wounds and is 47 years old. He said a 25-year-old woman had non-life threatening injuries to her head and face.

Sgt. Shaun Sixkiller with the Topeka Police Department said they were holding the scene while trying to interview any possible witnesses at the apartment complex early Tuesday. Sixkiller also said officers weren't sure if the women lived at the apartment complex.

Lt. Klumpp said the suspects identity's are still unknown, however they are looking for two black men in connection to the shooting. The only description they can give us at the time is that one man is 6'1" while the other is about 5'8" tall. Motive for the crime is still unknown.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon. Police ask anyone with information to call Detectives at 368-9400, or Crime Stoppers are 234-0007.

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