PARSONS, Kan. – Police find shell casings while investigating reported gunshots on the 100 block of South 25th Street in Parsons, Kansas.
Police took a call of gunshots heard on Friday, October 9, 2020 around 9:05 p.m.
When officers got there, they spoke to witnesses who heard the gunshots. Police were told that an older white four door Ford car was possibly involved. They started looking for the vehicle in question.
Investigators found three shell casings in the street.
Authorities don’t know the intended target of the shooting yet. Even though they found what “appeared to be a bullet hole in the metal siding of Peters Chinese restaurant,” they say it doesn’t look like they were the target.
Witnesses who heard the gunshot could not positively identify the target or the suspects, according to the police department.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, “We hope that the victim or a witness can give us a better lead to follow. This incident could have left an innocent bystander injured or dead. Police can’t anticipate when shootings are going to occur and need the public help to close cases so we can put these criminals behind bars for the Labette County judicial system to decide a proper punishment. Most criminal cases are close bemuse of good witnesses. Remember to ‘See It, Hear It, Report It’ anytime you have a suspicion of illegal activity.”
This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens 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 email@example.com.