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Girlfriend critically injures boyfriend in shooting at local Walmart, police say

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-12 16:54:35-04

LAWRENCE — A person was critically injured in a shooting early Friday at the Walmart on Pendleton Pike, police say.

Officers were dispatched about 9:45 a.m. to the store, 10735 Pendleton Pike, for a report of a person shot, said Lawrence Police Chief Gary Woodruff.

Woodruff said the victim, a male, was shot in the neck in the store's parking lot and transported to a hospital in critical condition. They remain in critical condition as of 5 p.m. on Friday.

According to Lawrence Police Chief Gary Woodruff, the shooting occurred between a girlfriend and her boyfriend.

The suspected shooter is in custody and faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder.

This is a developing story.