Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Shooting Victims Named

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Shooting Victims Named

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Topeka police on Thursday identified the three individuals who were shot early Wednesday in East Topeka.

The shooting -- which left three with injuries initially considered life-threatening -- occurred at 2854 S.E. Highland Court in the Pine Ridge housing complex.

The victims are Andrea Carter, 39; Virgil Moppin, 38; and Colin Moppin, 15, all of Topeka.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday, city of Topeka spokeswoman Amy McCarter said.

Eleana Valvivia said she was visiting the home on Highland Court, where the shooting happened in the front yard just after 1 a.m.

"I was coming out of the bathroom when I heard the shots," she said. "I got down on the floor. I didn't see it. I just heard it."

Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said early Wednesday the woman and the two males were transported to a local hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening, but all three were in stable condition a few hours later. …

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