Shooting in River Market leaves two wounded and gunman on the run

A gunman fired on two people inside a car in a parking lot in Kansas City's River Market Sunday afternoon.

When the shots rang out shortly before 2 p.m., the wounded woman driving the car drove away with a wounded male passenger from the lot at the northeast corner of Third Street and Grand Boulevard, witnesses said.

The car came to a stop on Third Street at Grand where rescuers came to their aid. She was honking the horn and screaming for help. When the car stopped the passenger rolled out of the car onto the pavement, said Cody McDole, a witness who helped the driver.

The woman was shot in the chest, he said. The male passenger was shot multiple times.

At least 11 shots were fired. The car had eight bullet holes in the windshield, three of which were on the passenger's side and five on the driver's side.

There were at least three more bullet holes in the hood of the car.

After the gunfire erupted, a man was seen running away.

McDole said he had heard the gunshots from nearby in River Market and hurried to the intersection, where he saw the silver Toyota Solara lurch to a stop.

When McDole got to the driver, she had dialed 911. He took her phone and talked to the dispatcher while he and the driver tried to apply pressure to the bleeding from a gunshot wound in her ribs.

"I just held on to the girl," McDole said. "It was very sad."

The two victims were conscious when they were put into ambulances, police said. They were reported in stable condition Sunday night.