Bullets fired Friday morning from a northbound vehicle on a highway in Grandview injured two men who were riding in another northbound car, one of them critically, police said.
Police think the shooting was the result of a disagreement that occurred in south Kansas City.
A witness told police that a person inside a Dodge Durango reached out and shot toward the front of the victims’ Chevrolet Impala about 11:20 a.m. Friday as both vehicles were traveling on Interstate 49 near the Harry Truman Drive overpass, said Sgt. Dean Van Winkle, a police spokesman.
At least one bullet seriously wounded the Impala’s driver. His passenger suffered less serious injuries, although police could not say Friday afternoon whether a bullet or debris hit him. Both victims were in their 20s, Van Winkle said.
The wounded driver pulled over to the shoulder just north of the overpass. A Grandview police traffic sergeant happened to be nearby and quickly pulled up to help the victims.
The Durango, described as dark in color or silver gray, left the scene.
Traffic backed up on I-49 as police shut down traffic lanes to search for evidence.