Blue Springs police seek suspects in shooting of two men at Young Park

Mike Genet
The Examiner

Blue Springs police continue to investigate a shooting late Sunday at a city park that left two men injured, one of whom is in critical condition. 

Police do not believe it was a random shooting, department spokesperson Jennifer Brady said in a release, and investigators are looking at possible suspects. 

Officers were called about 10:30 p.m. Sunday for shots fired at Young Park at the 1200 block of Adams Dairy Parkway, adjacent to Blue Springs South High School. Shots rang out after people had gathered at the basketball courts, police said, and officers found two victims – men ages 19 and 22. The older man is in critical condition, police said Tuesday, and the younger one suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. 

Brady said police found multiple shell casings at the scene, as well as a weapon in one of the victim’s cars located at the QuikTrip at U.S. 40 and Missouri 7. No suspect vehicle or suspect information has been released. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 816-228-0151.