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Fifteen-year-old boy injured in shooting Friday night, Kansas City police say

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A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg Friday night at a McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street, Kansas City police said.

Police were called to the McDonald’s at 3255 Main at 8:20 p.m. to investigate a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they were told that a disturbance had broken out inside the restaurant among the victim, his mother and the suspect.

Police said the suspect chased the victim and his mother outside to the parking lot, then fired several shots. The teen was struck in the leg, and the mother’s vehicle also was hit.

Police found the victim near a Burger King at Main Street and East Armour Boulevard. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No arrests have been announced.

Police were still investigating at the scene late Friday.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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