Police investigate accidental shooting at First Baptist Church of Shawnee

Police officers investigated after an accidental shooting at First Baptist Church of Shawnee on Thursday evening. Photo credit Mike Frizzell

Shawnee Police say a man was injured  in an accidental shooting on Thursday evening.

Major Jason Brunner says officers were dispatched at 8:03 p.m. to the First Baptist Church of Shawnee at 11400 Johnson Drive.

Radio traffic indicates Johnson County Med-Act transported a 20-year-old man to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

“Condition of the victim is unknown but the injuries appeared to be non-life threatening,” Brunner said. “The case is being investigated as an accidental discharge of a firearm.”

Radio traffic indicated Johnson County Med-Act responded to the report of an accidental shooting. Photo credit Mike Frizzell

While investigating the shooting, officers searched a second vehicle parked near the victim’s vehicle.

After searching the vehicle a man was placed in handcuffs and then into the back of a police vehicle, before being released.

“There was a subsequent narcotics arrest that resulted from the initial discharge of a firearm investigation,” Brunner said.

The man detained following the narcotics search was released a short time later at the scene.

Police say the church hosts an open gym on Thursday nights.

No other details have been released.