Douglas County investigating highway shooting

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LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office say a man is recovering in a hospital after being shot while driving on a highway south of Lawrence.

The shooting occurred late Monday on Highway 59. The sheriff’s office says the 24-year-old man was taken to a Topeka hospital after being shot late Monday.

Officers closed a three-mile section of the highway for several hours Tuesday to search for clues.

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis said authorities have no information on a suspect or a vehicle. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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