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One person injured in a shooting early Tuesday in west Topeka

Topeka Police investigate shooting in 1400 block of SW Hope that injured one person.
Topeka Police investigate shooting in 1400 block of SW Hope that injured one person.(WIBW)
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 4:19 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was injured early Tuesday morning following a shooting in west Topeka.

Topeka police said they received reports of a possible shooting just before 2:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of S.W. Hope.

Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital.

A neighbor told 13 NEWS that he noticed the flashing of police lights around 3 a.m. Tuesday and looked outdoors, where he saw officers near a man who was lying in the grass.

Police cleared the scene on S.W. Hope around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Topeka police said shortly after the report of the shooting, officers located several people of interest in the 2500 block of S.E. Wisconsin Avenue. Those individuals were taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

It wasn’t immediately known if any of them had been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Police remained in the 2500 block of S.E. Wisconsin past 7 a.m., as they were blocking traffic at that location. Officers were focusing their investigation on a house at 2535 S.E. Wisconsin.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. We will post more information as it becomes available.

WIBW-TV multimedia journalist Phil Anderson contributed to this report.

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