Topeka Police investigating third homicide in two days
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department is investigating a third homicide in the last two days.
Police were called to Meadowlark Apartments at 1621 SW 37th just after 10 a.m. on multiple reports of gunfire.
13 NEWS Photographer Eric Ives reported that he witnessed one person dead on the sidewalk outside one of the apartment buildings. Topeka Police would later confirm that one person was killed and another was taken to the hospital with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
This is the second shooting in south Topeka in as many days. On Thursday, one person was shot and killed just over 1/2 mile to the north and east on SW Kerry Ave.
It’s unclear if the shootings on SW 37th Terr. and SW Kerry are connected. Topeka Police say the shooting is not believed to be related to a homicide victim located Friday morning under the Polk Quincy viaduct in Downtown Topeka.
On Friday afternoon, TPD identified the homicide victim at Meadowlark Apartments as Keith Gaylord, Jr., 23, of Topeka.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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