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Two shot, suspect in custody after KCK police shootout

Update: Kansas City, Kansas, police said Thursday the second victim in the shooting at Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli was still alive, though in critical condition. Police had earlier said both victims were dead. Owner Dennis Edwards was killed and a woman shot at the store was still alive.

Two people were found shot inside a Kansas City, Kansas, restaurant after a standoff with a man ended when he was taken into custody.

The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at 81 North Mill Street. The address belongs to a popular local eatery, Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli.

In a video posted on Twitter, Police Chief Terry Ziegler said a person fired shots at officers, who returned fire. The person was hit, Ziegler later confirmed. Additional units responded to a restaurant the subject entered and later were seen surrounding the structure with their guns drawn.

An armored vehicle also responded to the scene.

SWAT officers entered the business and took the man into custody about 5:15 p.m. He appeared alert and was given treatment by a medic.

After the man was removed from the structure, Ziegler said he was told there were two dead people inside and that officers were still investigating “this horrific event.”

Police later said one of the victims was dead and the other was in critical condition.

No officers were injured.

The standoff drew about 20 officers and a large group of onlookers.

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.
Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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