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Shots Fired in Parsons


On October 9, 2020 at approximately 9:05 pm Parsons Police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South 25th for reported gunshots. Responding officers located and spoke to witnesses who heard the gunshots. The officers were informed that an older white four door Ford car was possibly involved.

While officers looked for the vehicle in question, the investigating officers located 3 shell casings in the street. The intended target of the shooting is unknown at this time, although officers located what appeared to be a bullet hole in the metal siding of Peters Chinese restaurant it does not look like they were the target. A partial bullet fragment was recovered.

Witnesses who heard the gunshot could not positively identify the target or the suspects. Police are still investigating the incident.

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

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