Geary County shooting injures one, places school on lockdown


JUNCTION CITY — The Geary County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting that sent one to the hospital and placed an elementary school on a lockdown.

Deputies responded shortly after 2 p.m. to 3407 Liberty Hall Road in Junction City to the report of a man in his early twenties suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Sheriff Daniel Jackson said it was reported that the victim was shot by another man with a dark complexion wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. Authorities set up a perimeter and searched the area on foot with the use of its K-9 unit and the Kansas Highway Patrol aerial units. Spring Valley Elementary in Junction City was placed on a brief lockdown until it was determined there was no threat to public safety.

The victim was transported to Geary Community Hospital where he was said to be in stable condition. His wound was considered to be non-life threatening. His name has not been released.

The case remains under investigation and authorities say no evidence has been uncovered to suggest any threat to the safety of the community at large.


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