1 man dead after shooting at Mother’s Day cookout

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A 26-year-old Lawrence man is dead after two men exchange gunfire following a confrontation at a Mother’s Day cookout.

Police were called to an apartment complex around 6 p.m. Sunday in response to a shooting. When officers arrived the victim already had been transported by family members to a hospital, where he died.

Officers received descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle, and a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy took the man into custody shortly afterward.

A witness says about 35 people were at the cookout when a man carrying a shotgun got out of a vehicle and approached someone at the cookout. The witness says the man at the cookout pulled out a pistol and shot the man holding the shotgun, who returned fire.

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