Galena Police Department News Release - Graphic with badge

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:32 PM, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a shooting which occurred at 207 W Empire St. in Galena, KS.

Upon arrival of Galena Police Officers and EMS, they discovered a female inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. The female was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where she later died from her injuries. The body is being transferred to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City where an autopsy will be completed.

The residence was secured by responding officers. The Galena Police Department has requested the assistance of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office and the KBI to assist in processing the scene.

As information becomes available updates will be released.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Galena Police Department at (620) 783-5065.