Update on shooting, carjacking in Topeka

(KSNT Photo/Rocky Arnold)

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka Police responded to 2744 SE Gilmore Court at 11:10 Wednesday morning on a report of a shooting.

Police say it was a sale that went wrong. A man and woman were waiting in their car when a man approached them. Instead of handing over the money, he demanded the car and pulled out a gun.

Nicole Deal, who witnessed the shooting, says two shots were fired and that the victim was shot in the calf.

Police located a man with possible life threatening injuries at the scene. Emergency crews transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim was shot during a carjacking involving a dark blue 2000 Ford Explorer. Police located the vehicle a short time later at the 2700 block of SE Highland Court which the suspect was believed to be in.

A Kansas Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 unit is assisting in the search for the suspect. Police say the suspect is bald, stands 5’10” to 5’11” weigh 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark brown shirt, khaki pants with dark shoes.

Pine Ridge Prep Academy nearby the scene was put on lock down, the lock down was lifted early Wednesday afternoon.

Check back with http://www.kansasfirstnews.com as updates become available.

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