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Grandview police clear barricade situation, residents return home

Updated: 2013-09-29T20:15:12Z

By MARK DAVIS

The Kansas City Star

Grandview police cleared about 50 residents to go back to their homes after a “barricade situation” ended late Sunday morning.

Police had responded to reports of gunfire around 4 a.m. at the River Oaks Townhomes on 140th Street near U.S. 71. They then learned that a shooting victim had turned up at a nearby hospital.

An investigation turned up evidence that led Grandview police to surround one of the townhomes, said Detective Sgt. Dean Van Winkle.

“There’s some people inside that we’re trying to get out,” Van Winkle said. “They’re not cooperating. It’s a barricade situation.”

A few hours later, a woman came out of the unit, he said. A swat team entered the home, found her baby safe inside and brought it to the woman, Van Winkle said. He said any suspects that might have been inside were gone and nobody was immediately arrested.

Van Winkle said the shooting victim underwent surgery but his condition was unknown.

One resident said police woke him up around 8 a.m. by pounding on his door, shouting, “Everybody out, everybody out” and telling him he had two or three minutes to evacuate.

To reach Mark Davis, call 816-234-4372 or send email to mdavis@kcstar.com

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