1 seriously injured in shooting outside KCK home Saturday afternoon, police say

Kansas City, Kansas, police were investigating after one person was found shot outside a home Saturday afternoon.

Police were called about 3:24 p.m. in reference to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of North 51st Street.

Capt. Stephen Smith said officers arrived to a chaotic scene and found a person with a gunshot wound. The victim, thought to be in their 20s, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

One person was taken into custody for questioning, police said.

The investigation was ongoing Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


How we did this story

Kansas City, Kansas, police posted on Twitter that officers were investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon. A reporter interviewed a police captain at the scene and the police department issued a news release with details on the incident.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.