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Lawrence man killed by gunfire

Lawrence police are investigating the shooting death Wednesday of a 51-year old man.

Capt. Paul Fellers said officers were called to the 600 block of Michigan Street about 6:20 p.m. on a report of shots fired. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses gave a description of a possible suspect vehicle, which was spotted a short time later in Topeka and its occupants detained. They were being questioned Wednesday night by Lawrence detectives.

The name of the victim was not immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 785-832-7509 or the Tips Hotline at 785-843-8477.

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