Bullets fly in south Kansas City gunfight

06/06/2014 11:31 AM

06/06/2014 10:51 PM

Employees of a south Kansas City auto repair shop ducked for cover Thursday afternoon when a gunfight erupted outside a nearby convenience store.

Multiple shots were fired in the incident in the 10600 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard, but no one was injured, according to Kansas City police.

Police arrested a suspect a short time later.

The shootout occurred when two men got into an altercation about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven.

Both pulled out guns and began shooting at each other, witnesses told police. Bullets struck the front window of the store and the nearby business, where two mechanics took shelter behind a car.

A bullet pierced the car’s hood and just missed striking one of the men in the head, police said.

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