Several people were injured after a police pursuit involving shoplifting suspects ended in a wreck Thursday in Independence.
The wreck was reported about 9:10 p.m. on East 39th Street and Independence Center Drive near Missouri 291.
Multiple cars were involved, police said.
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The accident closed the exit from northbound Missouri 291 to 39th Street.
According to police, the shoplifting suspects fled from a nearby business before the crash.
Police said the suspects were taken into custody. Several other people were taken to the hospital.
Police urged motorists to avoid the area Thursday night.