Police in Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit are investigating separate Tuesday night shootings on or near interstate highways.
It’s unclear whether the shootings were related, authorities said.
In Blue Springs, officers received a call at 8:25 p.m. from a 26-year-old man who had been driving west on Interstate 70 and heard several loud popping noses while exiting onto Woods Chapel Road.
When he stopped on the ramp to check if he had a flat tire, he felt a pain in his leg and realized he had been shot. The bullet pierced the car before hitting his leg. The victim was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.
In Lee’s Summit, authorities responded to a call about 8:35 p.m. near Interstate 470 and Colbern Road. Investigators found a bullet hole in the rear of the car. The driver was not hit.
Lee’s Summit police are working with Blue Springs police to determine if the two shootings are related. About six miles separate the two locations, by way of Woods Chapel Road and Interstate 470.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Claxton in Blue Springs at816-228-0145 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).