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Police investigate 20+ shots fired from 2 vehicles

No injuries reported

Shots Fired Investigation

PARSONS, Kan. - Parsons, Kansas Police investigate more than a dozen shots fired from two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

On July 15, 2019, around 7:19 pm, Parsons Police Officers were sent to 23rd and Corning for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they were told by witnesses that there were two vehicles involved. One black SUV and one tan SUV. Witnesses gave officers the vehicle description and general direction of travel. 

According to the Police Department, witnesses and evidence indicate that there were about 21 shots fired during the exchange. 

There were no reports of any injuries from suspects, victims, or witnesses in the area. There were no reports of damage to surrounding houses. 

During the initial investigation, police identified a suspect driver of the black SUV as a 38-year-old Parsons resident. Authorities say he abandoned the black SUV at the Stock Yard Travel Plaza where police later found it.

The suspect initially fled the scene and was picked up by a third party and taken to Pittsburg, according to police. The suspect has since been in contact with law enforcement.

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks says "This is a case that needs a citizen or citizens to step up and come forward with information. We have a very vocal community and we need participation to see this case to the end." Spinks continued "making a community safe requires all of the citizens to do their part."

This is an ongoing investigation. Residents are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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