Crime

Woman shot, injured Saturday night while standing outside Kansas City home

A woman was shot in the buttocks while standing in front of a house Saturday night in Kansas City, according to police.

Officers responded to the shooting about 11:30 p.m. in the 11400 block of Herrick Avenue, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

The woman said she was standing outside and heard gunfire. Moments later, she realized that she had been shot.

The woman was treated at a hospital and was expected to survive.

Police did not provide any other details about the shooting Sunday morning.

Kenneth White, who lives near where the shooting occurred, said the neighborhood is quiet and the sound of gunfire was unusual there.

“It is something that we don’t see over here,” he said. “It came as a surprise for us all.”

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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On Sunday morning, The Star received information about the shooting from the Kansas City Police Department. No other details were immediately available.

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
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