Woman dead after shooting in Stafford County


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting death that occurred Tuesday morning in Seward.

At approximately 9:55 a.m., the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance with the investigation. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded. Neither department would go on camera.

Upon arriving at 519 Seward Ave., authorities discovered a female with gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead, and a male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The two were acquaintances of one another.

EMS transported the injured man to an area hospital. His name is not being released at this time. The woman was identified as 35-year-old Adrianne C. Martin, of Seward.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and there is no threat to the public. An autopsy will be conducted. 

The crime though has the small town talking. 

“More of a concern thing because everybody knows everybody so everywhere you go, everyone wants to know,” said Lizabeth Piper, Seward. 

Piper said everyone in Seward and surrounding towns has called Mom’s Bar to ask about the shooting. 

“For the most part, everybody you saw in here today, knew those fellas. Both of them as well as the lady so it’s a lot harder when you know them personally,” said Piper. 

The restaurant is down the street from where the shooting happened. It is something that folks said they left the larger cities to get away from. 

“I lived in Wichita for a very long time, and I’m seeing the same stuff here that I saw there. You just don’t expect that,” said Piper. 



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