- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man has been been killed in a Topeka neighborhood where there has been a spate of shootings in recent days.

Topeka police Lt. Chris Heaven says the victim was shot in the street in front of a home around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. A police news release says the victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/1e7qDxF) reports that detectives are interviewing witnesses.

The shooting was the sixth the neighborhood had seen in two weeks. It was reported just after police finished a meeting about how to combat the recent gun violence.

Heaven says police have a plan to combat the shootings and have increased their presence in the area. But Heaven adds the continued violence is frustrating.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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