Shooting, ATV crash still under investigation

Lyon County Sheriff Jeff Cope says the investigation continues into an accidental shooting near Emporia early Sunday.


Cope says 18-year-old Jasen Maldonado of 1332 Road 170 shot himself at his residence just outside of Emporia around 2 am. Maldonado was taken to Newman Regional Health by private vehicle for initial treatment. He was later transferred to Stormont-Vail in Topeka and is there currently. The hospital has not released his condition.

Additional details as to how Maldonado shot himself have not been divulged.

Meanwhile, further details have not been released after an ATV accident in Strong City on Saturday.

Two people were riding a three-wheeler that crashed near a grain elevator. Chase County authorities have not said how the accident happened or who was involved.

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