Lawrence Police tackled their last murder of 2017 just a few short hours before the start of the new year.
Witnesses told Lawrence Police that someone was shooting out the windows of a minivan on Reservoir Street near Hilltop Ave on the outskirts of the Bellivue Cemetery shortly after 9pm.
When police arrived they found a man shot to death, covered in blood, and blood covering the interior of the vehicle.
Detectives were called to the scene immediately.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnArJqO3lE&feature=youtu.be&h=280&w=480]
Police would not say if they believe this shooting is related to the drive-by shooting on Springfield Street Friday night.
The State police were called to the scene as was the state’s medical examiner to retrieve the body.
If officially ruled a murder, this would close out 2017 for the City of Lawrence at 12 murders.