A gunman trying to hold up an insurance office in Independence shot a woman Wednesday.
The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at the Dingledine Insurance Group in the 16000 block of East 23rd Street, just east of Lee’s Summit Road.
A man walked in and demanded money. As an office worker raced out the front door, the gunman fired a shot that struck her, said Tom Gentry, a police spokesman.
The man last was seen heading north on foot on Trail Ridge Drive. The woman was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
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Police were searching the area nearby.
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