Shooting In Leavenworth Leaves 2 Men Dead

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

LANSING, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities in northeastern Kansas have identified the man who opened fire in a murder-suicide as a
32-year-old Leavenworth resident.

The shootings occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside Lansing, in rural Leavenworth County.

Undersheriff Ron Cranor said Thursday that Kenneth McClellan forced his way into the home of 66-year-old John O'Brien Jr., with
whose daughter he had an estranged relationship. The undersheriff
said McClellan shot and killed O'Brien, then left through a back
door and fatally shot himself.

The Kansas City Star reports that authorities initially thought O'Brien's daughter had also been shot, but doctors at a hospital determined she had been hit in the face with the gun. She was treated and released.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 141115353 -
Gray Television, Inc.