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Elderly woman robbed and shot at home in northeast Kansas City, assailant steals car

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A woman in her 80s was shot inside her Northeast Kansas City home during an apparent robbery Wednesday night, according to police.

The woman’s injuries were initially classified as life-threatening, but on Thursday Kansas City police said her condition had been upgraded to serious.

The woman was shot and her vehicle was stolen about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of Gladstone Boulevard.

Police did not release a detailed description of a suspect, but said he was a male who left in the victim’s black Chevrolet Sonic with a Missouri handicapped license of AE18P.

On Thursday night, police said the victim’s vehicle was found unoccupied.

The investigation was ongoing.

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

Tony Rizzo covers federal and state courts for The Kansas City Star, where he has been a reporter for more than 30 years. He is a Kansas City native and veteran of the U.S. Army.
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