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Shooting on the Country Club Plaza leaves two people injured

Double shooting on the Country Club Plaza

A man and a woman were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening after a shooting Saturday night on the Country Club Plaza.
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A man and a woman were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening after a shooting Saturday night on the Country Club Plaza.

A man and a woman were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening after a double shooting on the Country Club Plaza.

Kansas City police said the man and woman were shot about 7:45 p.m. Saturday near 47th Street and Broadway.

No suspects were in custody Saturday night, police said.

Mayor Sly James released a statement on the incident, saying that he was thankful that the victims were not killed and no one else was hurt.

“Tonight I have mixed emotions,” James said in the statement. “I’m thankful that the victims from tonight’s shootings are not suffering from life-threatening injuries and that no additional bystanders were hurt. However, I’m angry that gun violence continues to shatter lives in all parts of our city, whether it be on the Plaza or at 44th and Montgall, where I grew up. We must send a message to those individuals whose use of guns to diminish the safety of all of our neighborhoods.

“Let’s bring this person to justice quickly.”

Meredith Keeler, general manager of the Country Club Plaza, said in a statement that Plaza security was working with the Police Department in the investigation.

“Police and security responded immediately and are now actively investigating the incident,” Keeler said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477).

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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