A child shot inside a car Tuesday evening in eastern Kansas City was reported in stable condition after police found the car in western Independence.
The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to Kansas City Police, an officer working off duty in the area of Truman Road and Winchester Avenue saw shots fired from one moving vehicle into another. As the officer reported that, dispatchers also received a 911 call from someone inside one of the cars saying a child had been shot.
Independence Police found the car at 7:39 p.m. with a shooting victim, a young girl, inside. They found the car in the 1300 block of South Ash Avenue, just south of Truman Road in the Maywood neighborhood.
Police have not said if the victim was alone in the car when police found it, and they continue to investigate the case.
More shooting incidents
Independence Police responded to three other shooting incidents Tuesday evening.
At 7:43 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery and shooting at the 1000 block of East Stone Street, just north of 23rd Street between Noland and Lee’s Summit road. A victim told police someone tried to steal his vehicle and showed a weapon, so the victim shot at the suspect. Police did not locate a suspect and continue to investigate.
Shortly after 8 p.m., officers responded to a call for shots fire during an argument in the 3200 block of North Osage Street. No one was hit by gunshots, and one person was charged with discharging a gun in city limits.
At 8:12 p.m., officers responded to the neighborhood north of William Chrisman High School on a shooting from a road rage incident in the area of U.S. 24 and Forest Avenue, a couple miles west. One person had been hit and had non-life threatening injuries. Police have not located a suspect and continue to investigate.