Suspect in custody after gas station shooting

Parker Robb | The Collegian One person was injured and airlifted to a hospital in another city following a shooting about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hop-n-Skip service station on the southwest corner of the intersection of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Kimbal Avenue.

The shooting occurred a little after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hop-N-Skip convenience store and Conoco gas station at 2233 Tuttle Creek Blvd. A few hours after the shooting, the Riley County Police Department announced it had a suspect in custody.

Police said only one person was shot and that the incident was an isolated event. In an interview with radio station KMAN-AM, Greg Hoyt, Manhattan High School principal, said the school’s campuses were on “lockout” for approximately 20 minutes due to a request made by RCPD.

Authorities have not released any details concerning the shooting or the identities of the suspect and victim. Mat Droge, public information officer for RCPD, did say the suspect was in custody but not under arrest, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. According to Droge, the shooting occurred outside the convenience store.

The shooting victim was taken to Mercy Regional in a private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound. The victim was then airlifted to another hospital for further treatment. Police did not say if there were any other suspects in the incident. Detectives are still investigating the matter.