Kansas man ‘shoots and injures three people after accusing them of stealing Trump campaign signs from his lawn’
- Three people were shot in North Topeka, Kansas over Trump signs on Saturday
- One victim was shot several times and was taken to hospital with serious injuries
- Alleged shooter said Trump yard signs were recently stolen from their property
A man from Kansas allegedly shot and injured three people after accusing them of stealing Trump campaign signs from his lawn on Saturday night.
The dispute took place in North Topeka between multiple people and an unnamed man who believed they had stolen several of his lawn signs supporting President Donald Trump.
Police officers responded to the incident at 11pm on October 31 and found one victim had been shot several times inside a car that had crashed, reported WIBW.
Three people were shot in North Topeka, Kansas on Saturday night following a dispute over stolen Trump yard signs (file photo)
The individual was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries that are potentially life-threatening.
Two other victims in connection with the case arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds after traveling there in a private vehicle.
Topeka police have not released the names, ages, and genders of the people wounded.
Cops said the alleged shooter claimed that signs supporting Trump were recently stolen from their property and believed the victims were the ones who had stolen the signs.
The police did not confirm if the three people who were shot had stolen the Trump signs.
Police officers responded to the incident at 11pm on October 31 and found one victim had been shot several times inside a car that had crashed. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no arrests have been made (stock image)
It also remained unconfirmed whether any yard signs promoting Trump had been stolen in the area.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no arrests were made on Saturday night.
This comes just days before the presidential election on November 3.
Arguments over political yard signs and flags happen during every election season, but ‘this year seems more intense’, reports the New York Times.
Both Biden and Trump supporters are reporting acts of political vandalism and one resident said: ‘It feels like a war.’
Several law enforcement agencies have said they are prepared for violence related to the results of the election.