Crime

Two men are shot as dice game turns violent

Two men were shot, one in the head, when their dice game in a Kansas City neighborhood turned violent Wednesday evening, police said.

The shooting happened about 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Olive Street. Gamblers were shooting dice inside a building when gunmen burst through the front door and opened fire.

The gamblers fled out the back door. One gambler was shot in the head. His condition was not available Thursday. A second victim was wounded in the legs. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Both victims were taken to hospitals in private vehicles before officers arrived.

Police did not have detailed descriptions of the gunmen.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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