KANSAS CITY MASS SHOOTING GUNFIGHT AFTERMATH SENDS SEVEN TO HOSPITAL!!!
This morning a massive rolling gun battle across the East Side put an entire community on lock down and reminded residents of the horrific toll that a recent uptick in violence has taken on Kansas City.
We blogged it earlier and now here's a compilation of the best MSM reporting on the topic.
"Officers were called to Gregory & Prospect on the sound of shots. Upon arrival, officers observed suspects actively shooting at each other. Fearing for their safety, one officer fired shots. Due to the gunfire, three vehicles were involved in an accident. While securing the scene, officers heard numerous shots fired in their immediate area, for several minutes. Officers observed vehicles near the initial scene involved in a mobile disturbance firing shots. Due to continuous gunfire and an active scene, a City-Wide assist the officer was broadcast. Law enforcement from numerous surrounding agencies responded and assisted with the incident. The incident spans from 70th to 72nd streets, Prospect to Brooklyn.
"No officers were injured during the incident. At this time one suspect stated he was shot by police and was treated for minor injuries. Six (later upgraded to seven) victims responded to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. One victim is listed in critical condition, other victims have non-life threatening injuries."
Fox4KC: Groups open fire on each other, leaving seven people shot in Kansas City
KCTV5: Overnight gun battle sends seven to local hospitals
KSHB: Seven shot, one critical in rolling gun battle
KMBC: 7 people hurt in shootout in east KC
New York Daily News: Seven wounded in Kansas City rolling gun battle that spanned several blocks
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