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Man shot while trying to buy ‘weed’ in KC

Two men were robbed — and one of them shot in the back — after they tried to buy marijuana from a man they met in Westport on Monday night, Kansas City police said.

The victims, in their 20s, told police they met two men at Westport Road and Central Street and got into a car with them to “go buy some weed.”

The suspects drove to the 3800 block of Wyandotte Street just before 8 p.m., where they stopped the car, pulled guns and demanded the victims’ cell phones, wallets and cash. After being robbed, the victims got out of the car and heard a gunshot. One victim then realized he had been shot. They ran to a nearby home for help.

The victim is expected to survive, police said.

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