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Two shot at convenience stores in KC, Independence

Updated: 2013-06-03T00:51:35Z

Police in Kansas City and Independence are investigating two shootings early Sunday morning in the parking lots of area convenience stores.

Kansas City police were called shortly before 4 a.m. to a QuikTrip at East 87th Street and Hillcrest Road where one person suffered a life-threatened gunshot injury. The victim was hospitalized. Police have one person in custody and are looking for a second person.

In Independence, one person was shot while assaulting another person in the parking lot of a 7-11 at 24 Highway and East Susquehanna Ridge. According to police, the person who was shot tried to flee, driving to a Price Chopper supermarket near Missouri Highway 291 and 21st Street, where he called for help. He was taken to a hospital.

Alan Bavley, abavley@kcstar.com

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