Two men charged in fatal shooting at Warrensburg party

WARRENSBURG, Mo (AP) — Two Warrensburg men have been charged in shooting at a large birthday party that left one woman dead and two other people injured.

Evan Lanigan, 25, and Christian Harrison, 28, were each charged Wednesday in the Aug. 1 shooting at a Warrensburg home that killed 18-year-old Maliyah Lakey, of Warrensburg.

Harrison was charged with second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts each of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Lanigan was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault and two counts each of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Both were being held without bond.

Witnesses told police the shooting occurred after Lanigan pulled a gun during an argument with Harrison, leading to a large fight, The Kansas City Star reported.

Lakey, who was shot in the back, was found in an alley near the house, police said. A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old female were treated at area hospitals for gunshot wounds.