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No arrests made in Seward shooting
Second victim released from hospital
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Shown is the house in Seward that was the scene of a double shooting Tuesday morning. No arrests have been made in the incident that left one woman dead. - photo by Dale Hogg

SEWARD — The second victim in the Tuesday double shooting in Seward was released from an area hospital Thursday and no arrests have been made, Kansas Bureau of Investigation Communications Director Melissa Underwood said.

The shooting left 35-year-old Adrianne C. Martin of Seward dead. Her funeral is set for 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.

However, the name of the second victim has not been released. According to Underwood, the KBI doesn’t typically name subjects involved with its criminal cases unless they are either a deceased victim after family notification is made, or are arrested for or charged with a crime.

The KBI took over the investigation at the request of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after the Tuesday morning incident. All inquires made to the SCSO regarding the case are being referred to the KBI.

At about 9:49 a.m. on Tuesday, the SCSO received a 911 call reporting a shooting. Upon arriving at 519 Seward Ave. in Seward, authorities found Martin with gunshot wounds and she was pronounced dead at the scene, and a male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. 

The two were acquaintances of one another.

Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the injured man to an area hospital.  

There was no indication of any threat to the public as a result of this incident. An autopsy of Martin’s body was planned. 

The SCSO requested KBI assistance at approximately 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, and special agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded. 

The crime scene was a white house in the northwest corner of this small Stafford County community, population about 60, about 20 miles southwest of Great Bend.  

Underwood advised that the investigation is ongoing.