Update, 7:50 a.m.: A man and woman walking on Spencer, a dirt road, about a half-mile away from the house had not heard about the shooting. They did not want to be identified. The house is in a rural part of Harvey County, just east of I-135 and northeast of Newton.
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Update, 7:20 a.m.: The person being sought in the multiple shooting has been located, according to the Newton Police Department.
Original story: Harvey County authorities say three people were slain and the shooter killed by a Newton police officer overnight in the 2100 block of North Spencer.
Newton police and Harvey County deputies responded to a report of a shooting in that area at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and found three people dead, the Newton Police Department said in a Facebook post. “Witnesses led officers to a suspect, who confronted officer with a shotgun. The suspect was shot by a Newton officer. He was transported to Newton Medical Center,” where he was pronounced dead at 3:04 a.m., the post said.
Authorities were looking for another person who was at the shooting scene but say they do not think the public is in danger. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist with the investigation.
No officers were hurt. The names of those killed have not been released. Authorities are expected to give more details throughout the day.
This is a developing story. Check Kansas.com later for more information as it becomes available.