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KCK shooting with 1 dead, 7 injured is gang-related, police say

A shooting that left one man dead and seven people injured Saturday night is thought to have been gang-related, according to Kansas City, Kan., police.

Police were called about 11:45 p.m. to a building near 16th and Minnesota streets, according to a statement from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.

As officers responded, Police Chief Terry Zeigler posted a message on Twitter saying “several” people had been reported shot.

Investigators found that a disturbance had ocurred inside the building and eight people had been shot. One of the victims, a man in his 20s, later died at a hospital. Police have not yet released his name.

Seven other people were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Zeigler later posted another message on Twitter saying that police think the shooting was gang-related. No other details had been released as of Sunday morning.

Police are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg

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