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3 people shot Saturday in Kansas City. Person of interest in custody, police say

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Three people were shot early Saturday morning in Kansas City, police said.

Officers responded to an outside disturbance about 4:50 a.m. at East 37th Street and Bales Avenue, according to the Kansas City Police Department. They then discovered a shooting had occurred.

One victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, was found at the scene and was taken to a hospital, police said.

A short time later, the two other victims arrived at a hospital in a private vehicle, according to police.

The three people suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Officers found a person of interest and took him into custody.

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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.
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