Independence Police are investigating and searching for a suspect who fled the scene following a triple-shooting Friday afternoon at the Winner Place Apartments, just across the street from Van Horn High School.

The shooting happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of the apartment complex on Winner Road in western Independence, and police located three victims – two men and a 7-year-old girl – all of whom at last report were in stable condition.

The suspect fired from outside the apartments and fled before police arrived. The suspect was wearing white Nike hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored mask, red shorts and white shoes, though he possibly shed some clothes near a convenience store at the area of U.S. 24/Winner Road and Brookside Avenue.

Anyone with information about the case should call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email