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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Motorist reports gunshot fired at him

  • A driver reported his car was sideswiped and a gun was fired at him when he attempted to pass another vehicle Thursday afternoon in Lansing, a police spokesman said.
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    • Story at a glance:
      • A Belton, Mo., man reported to police that his car was sideswiped and a gunshot was fired at him when he tried to pass another vehicle in Lansing.

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      Story at a glance:
      • A Belton, Mo., man reported to police that his car was sideswiped and a gunshot was fired at him when he tried to pass another vehicle in Lansing.
      • The incident is reported to have occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Kansas 5 Highway.
      • Police were unable to locate the suspects' vehicle, but are following a lead.
  • A driver reported his car was sideswiped and a gun was fired at him when he attempted to pass another vehicle Thursday afternoon in Lansing, a police spokesman said.
    The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Kansas 5 Highway in the vicinity of the Lansing Correctional Facility's east unit. No injuries were reported.
    A 30-year-old Belton, Mo., man told Lansing police he had been driving north in a Honda Accord. He reported that the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am kept braking in front of him and was driving slow.
    The Belton man reported that he attempted to pass the other vehicle, resulting in his car being sideswiped and the shot being fired, said Capt. Ben Ontiveros, of the Lansing Police Department.
    Ontiveros said the Belton man's vehicle showed signs of having been sideswiped at the time the incident was reported. There also was damage to the vehicle that was consistent with having been struck by a bullet.
    The victim reported there had been two men in the Grand Am.
    Ontiveros said police were unable to find the suspects' vehicle Thursday afternoon.
    He said police still are trying to locate the vehicle and find out who was driving. He said investigators would like to get the other driver's version of what happened.
    "That's the task before us at this point," he said.
    Ontiveros said investigators have a lead on the vehicle because of a "very good description" provided to police. Officers believe the vehicle is from Kansas City, Kan.

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