Shooting in Newton leaves one injured, search continues for suspect

Newton Police Investigate Sunday Evening shooting. (KSNW)

NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – Newton police are searching for a suspect after a shooting left one person injured Sunday night.

Newton Police Chief Eric Murphy says it happened around 8:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Normandy.

Police say a homeowner saw someone trying to steal a car. After confronting the man, police say the victim was shot several times and the suspect ran away.

The victim was shot more than once, but Chief Murphy confirms that victim is now out of surgery and in good condition.

Murphy also confirms nearby Bethel College was on lockdown for a time Sunday night. Murphy says that lockdown has since been lifted for the college.

The suspect is described by police as a man in his mid 20’s, standing approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with facial hair. Police have no reason to believe the suspect is still in the neighborhood.

They encourage everyone to lock their doors and vehicles and to be aware of your surroundings.

Anyone with information can submit a tip to the Newton Police Department. 

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