Last night Kansas City police stepped up efforts to curb the rise of illegal auto stunt gatherings that have become increasingly popular during pandemic crackdowns.
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GUNFIRE AND BRICKS CONFRONTED PO-PO DURING EFFORTS TO STOP AN EPIC DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY SIDESHOW!!!
Here's a dramatic recounting from near the loop amid reports that two victims were shot amid a rolling gun battle:
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Kansas City police said they received several calls Tuesday night about street racing, dangerous driving and shots fired near the T-Mobile Center. Responding officers found street racers at 17th Street and Manchester Trafficway, and chased the vehicles. About 50 to 60 vehicles fled the area.
"An unknown number of vehicles ran over stop sticks as they attempted to elude officers, fleeing the scene," according to a narrative report released by the Kansas City Police Department.
During the incident, shots were fired near Truman Road and The Paseo while baseball games were in progress nearby at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy. Also during the situation, police said bricks were thrown at officers from an overpass. No injuries were reported.
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One report said racers fired shots at the intersection Truman and Paseo, near an ongoing baseball game at the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy.
Officers finally caught up with the group near 17th Street and Manchester Trafficway. Police were able to corral several drivers over stop sticks.
Jackson said people threw bricks at officers off of the 23rd Street overpass along Manchester. No injuries were reported.
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Officers wrote 67 tickets, towed 18 vehicles, recovered one gun and one stolen car, police said.
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This isn't the final showdown against Kansas City sideshows and the gatherings are will likely continue near the loop without this same kind of consistent push to keep auto enthusiasts out of downtown.
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