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March 26, 2009
Contact: Jill Jess, University Relations, (785) 864-8858.

KU official issues statement regarding Lawrence shooting

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Vice Provost for Student Success Marlesa Roney issued the following statement regarding a shooting early Thursday outside a Lawrence drinking establishment.

“We are alarmed by this shocking incident but relieved there are no serious injuries. Although Lawrence is overall a safe environment, this incident reminds us of the need to always be aware of our surroundings and take precautions when necessary. We also expect anyone with information to cooperate fully with police.”

Lawrence Police are looking for a man who fired shots into a crowd outside the Hawk, 14th and Ohio streets, at 1:55 Thursday morning. Three people were injured; none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Anybody with information is urged to contact Lawrence Police at (785) 830-7430 or Douglas County dispatchers at (785) 832-7509. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at (785) 843-TIPS.

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