Soldier shot while jogging in western Missouri
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A soldier from a northeast Kansas Army post is recovering after being shot while jogging on a trail in western Missouri.
The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday on Little Blue Trace Trail, near Independence in Jackson County.
KSHB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/mXeVy1 ) the active-duty soldier was home on leave from Fort Riley, Kan., and wearing his Army running gear when he was attacked.
Jackson County authorities say a man approached the soldier on the trail, demanding a bag he was carrying. The man got the bag and the soldier was shot in the leg when he tried to run away.
The soldier’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. His assailant was still at large Monday night.
Information from: KSHB-TV, http://www.kshb.com