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Two people injured in shooting

Updated: 2013-12-29T05:48:58Z


The Kansas City Star

Two men suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitalized Saturday afternoon after an altercation that began in Raytown and spread into Kansas City, police said.

Raytown and Kansas City police were investigating. Evan Hartenstein, a public information officer for the Raytown police, said the men were in their early 20s and that their wounds were not life-threatening.

Hartenstein said that the incident involved two vehicles, and that nearby witnesses said they heard gunfire.

A short time later, police found two injured people inside a vehicle on a dead-end street near the intersection of 74th Street and McKinley Avenue in Kansas City. An officer said he saw bullet holes in the vehicle.

In addition to 74th and McKinley, police blocked streets near Blue Ridge and Gregory boulevards. The detour forced some traffic through a crowded parking lot at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

“Everything is still under investigation,” Hartenstein said. “We’re not sure how it’s unfolding.”

Police asked anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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