A man was reported in critical condition Tuesday as Independence Police continued to investigate a shooting that happened late Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened shortly before 5:40 p.m. in the area of Fuller Street and Maple Avenue, a block south of the Graceland University branch campus on Truman Road. Police said some officers had been nearby on another call, heard shots fired, and while en route to search for the location they heard from dispatch after the victim himself called 911. Police found the man outside a home on that block, and he was rushed to the hospital.

As of Tuesday morning, police had not released any information about possible suspects. They ask anyone with information about the case to call 816-325-8477 or 816-325-7000.

– Examiner staff