2 suspects charged in shooting near Lawrence

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two people have been charged with attempted first-degree murder after a motorist was shot on a highway near Lawrence.

Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Nicole Smith of Eudora and 25-year-old Edward Joseph Parker of Lawrence were charged Wednesday. Parker’s bond was set at $150,000 and Smith’s was set for $75,000.

Douglas County authorities say 24-year-old Skylar Workman of Lawrence was shot May 26 as he drove on Highway 59 south of Lawrence. He is still recovering at a Topeka hospital.

The motive for the shooting has never been publicized but authorities say it was not a random act of violence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1i5eBRw ) the suspects’ next court appearances are scheduled for June 10. It was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.

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