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November 15, 2013

Gunmen shoot man in apparent road-rage incident in KC

Gunmen shot a 33-year-old man early Friday near 87th Street and Interstate 435.

Gunmen shot a 33-year-old man in an apparent road-rage incident early Friday near 87th Street and Interstate 435 in Kansas City.

The victim was a passenger in a vehicle with two friends traveling east on 87th about 1:50 a.m. when they noticed a red Chrysler Sebring traveling next to them.

When the victims reached a roundabout just before I-435, they saw three of the five occupants of the Sebring pointing guns out their window at them. The gunmen fired 10 to 12 shots, shattering both passenger-side windows in the victims’ car and hitting the 33-year-old in the right hip. The driver and the other passenger were not hit.

The gunmen fled, and the victims drove to Research Medical Center for help. Police noted two bullet holes in each passenger-side door. The gunshot victim was treated at the hospital and released.

The police report did not say what specifically prompted the shooting, but the victim told police it stemmed from a “brief road-rage incident.”

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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