the north face cycling Amaad Wainright’s car linked to road rage shooting in Overland Park
Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainright’s car is in the middle of an ongoing investigation into a road rage shooting incident in Overland Park. on Jan. 17, two vehicles got into an aggressive exchange on Interstate 35. Then, a shot was fired. The incident report, obtained by KCTV5, shows the gunfire came from a car registered in Wainright’s name.
“The passenger opened the door, held up a gun and shot one bullet at the back door,” said the 25 year old man driving the other car, identified only as Eric.
The bullet went through the door and into the seat behind the driver. No injuries were reported.
And in K State’s mind, the case is closed.
“We are aware of the situation involving Amaad Wainright,” the athletics department said in a statement. To our knowledge, this matter is resolved.”
Overland Park police don’t agree.
Though no arrests have been made, police say they are continuing to gather information.
Police urged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
John Lacy, the public information officer for Overland Park’s police department,
didn’t respond to a phone call from The Mercury on Monday. But he did speak with KCTV5 earlier, saying police know at least two people were in Wainright’s car at the time of the shooting.
“The reason I say that is because someone is driving the vehicle and the other person I guess the door opened a little bit,” Lacy said, “and that’s when the person shot at the victim’s vehicle.”
The incident came one night after K State upset then No. 4 Oklahoma 87 69 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Wainright, a junior from Kansas City, has appeared in four of the Wildcats’ next five games since the win over the Sooners, averaging nearly 10 minutes per contest off the bench in that span.
Wainright took to Twitter on Monday, sending out a tweet from his personal account, which indirectly referenced the incident.
“I’m not a bad person at all,” Wainright tweeted. “That’s not my character no matter where I come from. I was raised right. (It’s) just the bad environment I was in.”
Within 15 minutes of its posting, he deleted the tweet.
K State returns to action Wednesday at Texas.
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