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Man shot multiple times near Westport garage Saturday. Police found suspect in KCK

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One man is in stable condition after he was shot multiple times in Westport early Saturday morning, Kansas City Police said.

Police said a suspect vehicle was stopped in Kansas City, Kansas, after a chase.

Off-duty officers were informed of a shooting near the parking garage at 4050 Mill St. just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a 29-year-old man in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. He was brought to the hospital and was in stable condition by 5:20 a.m., police said.

Stacey McBride, spokesperson for Westport, said the shooting occurred due to a disagreement between two men. When one man approached the other man’s car, the driver rolled down his window and shot him.

The entrance to the parking garage near the shooting is one of six security checkpoints added to the bar district in order to increase security after shootings last year.

The checkpoints close at 3 a.m., about 10 minutes before the shooting occurred last night.

McBride said all security personnel had left the area by the time of the incident when Westport establishments were closed.

“Safety and security are a priority and as such the security scans successfully kept weapons out of the secure area where there are concentrations of people,” she said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the person injured. “

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.
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