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  • Four in custody after ice cream truck driver shooting

  • Blue Springs Police say four people – two adults and two juveniles – are in custody after the shooting of an ice cream truck driver in a quiet neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Blue Springs Police say four people – two adults and two juveniles – are in custody after the shooting of an ice cream truck driver in a quiet neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
    The ice cream vendor, a 47-year-old Independence man, was treated and released from Centerpoint Medical Center Tuesday night. Police Detective Jeremy Dickstein reported that the man's injuries were not as severe as first feared. The man's wounds appeared to have been from a small-caliber gun, but detectives were later informed that some sort of BB or pellet gun was the weapon.
    The driver was working for the Kansas City Ice Cream Company about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday near the interesction of Southwest 29th Street and Southwest Jackson Street, northeast of U.S. 40 and Woods Chapel Road. He told police that four people tried to rob him, and when he resisted, they shot him several times, including shots to his face. He was able to get back in his truck and drive to a cul-de-sac nearby and call 911.
    Witnesses and the victim gave a description of four men and a maroon car. Police soon took four juveniles into custody for questioning.
    Then, at 6 p.m., someone driving what looked like the suspected vehicle turned himself in at police headquarters. Police took the car in for evidence processing.
    Dickstein reported that the two adults and two juveniles are still being questioned and the investigation continues.
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