A gunshot victim was found along the side of Interstate 470 during Tuesday morning’s rush hour after a disturbance erupted in the car that was rushing him to the hospital.
Kansas City police and emergency workers responded to reports of a possible shooting victim found about 6:30 a.m. along westbound I-470 near Blue Ridge Boulevard.
When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He had been shot in the arm in Grandview. An ambulance took him to a hospital for treatment of the injury, which was not life-threatening.
When Grandview police contacted the man at the hospital, he said he was shot at a house in the 4000 block of Duck Road.
After talking to the victim and another person who was at the house, police determined that the shooting happened Tuesday morning.
The victim told police that someone from the residence was taking him to the hospital, but a disturbance occurred along the way and he got out of the car, police said.
Police said they could not find the person who had shot the victim. The victim was “less than cooperative,” police said.
Emergency crews on the side of the road slowed traffic and caused it to back up beyond James A. Reed Road.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.