Officers were called to the area of 59th and 71 Highway at about 11:24 p.m. Friday, July 17, to investigate the sound of shots being fired. While they were on the way to the call, the officers received a call about a shooting at the same location. When the officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a female in her 40's who had been shot. The female was riding in a gold Dodge Durango on 71 highway. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. It appears the woman may have been shot by a stray round from the original shots fired call.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Deanna Lieber, a white female of Lawrence, Kan. The victim (driver) was traveling home to Lawrence with her 13-year-old daughter in the front passenger seat and mother in-law in the back seat. They had just attended a show at Starlight Theater. It appears she was struck by the random gunfire that had been reported in the area. Calls about the shots came from as far away as 59th and Walrond.
There is no suspect information and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
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