Police said a hail of fire on the western end of Topeka killed one person.
The shooting took place at around 11:30 p.m. Police said when officers were called to Southwest Gage Boulevard near the shopping district and not far from Topeka Zoo. Upon their arrival, the officers found a person with gunshot wounds who had announced his death at the scene.
The person’s name and other details of the shooting were not revealed by Thursday morning.
Police said the size of the crime scene prompted them to issue a plea for residents to avoid the area while investigators conducted a forensic investigation.