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'Shots fired': One injured in shooting outside Applebee's in Raytown, police say

A person was injured in a shooting Friday evening outside an Applebee's restaurant in Raytown.

The shooting occurred about 6 p.m near the restaurant located at 9330 Missouri 350 Highway, Harper said.

A Raytown officer responded to the scene after being approached by a witness who reported hearing "some shots fired," according to Capt. Dyon Harper with Raytown police.

Police then were notified of a black Hyundai that had crashed near a Sonic restaurant down the highway from the Applebee's. Officers found the victim who'd been shot lying in the street.

He was taken into surgery in critical condition, Harper said.

Scott Fischer, the director of marketing and public relations for Apple Central, which operates all Kansas City-area Applebee's restaurants, said he was told by police that the shooting may have occurred in a sitting area between the Applebee's and adjacent Church's Chicken.

"No Applebee's team members were injured or involved in this shooting," Fischer said. "We have offered our assistance to local law enforcement and will remain open for business."

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