Person in custody after shooting kills 3 in Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV/Gray News) - Police in Missouri say a person of interest is in custody in connection with a mass shooting in Kansas City that killed three people and left several others wounded.
The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday at 57th Street and Prospect Avenue. Officers found three shooting victims, all unresponsive, in a parking lot and on the street just to the south of the intersection. Those three victims, two men and one woman, were all declared dead at the scene, KCTV reports.
Five additional shooting victims arrived at various hospitals by private vehicles or ambulance, according to police. They are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary information indicates there was a large gathering of people in a parking lot at the intersection when the victims were shot.
Police announced Sunday evening that a person of interest has been taken into custody.
“The investigation is still ongoing, and detectives will be working this evening to gather investigative findings to present a case to prosecutors for consideration of applicable charges,” said police in a statement.
If anyone was in or around the area at the time and saw or heard anything, they are asked to contact homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information submitted anonymously to the TIPS hotline.
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