Crime

Woman injured after she was shot during road rage incident on I-435 Friday evening

A woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot while she drove on Interstate 435 Friday evening, police said.

Kansas City police officers were called to to the ramp at northbound I-435 and Cookingham Drive in Kansas City just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

When officers arrived the woman told them she was driving northbound on I-435 near Worlds of Fun and honked at a vehicle driving slowly in front of her while the driver texted.

The driver then then cut her off and began driving 45 miles an hour before the driver pulled out a gun and shot once, she told police.

The victim, who also had a gun, then fired several shots back at the vehicle before pulling off the road and calling police, according to Kansas City police.

The bullet hit her left hand and grazed her left temple, police said. She was brought to the hospital and treated for her injuries.

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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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