Early morning gunfire involving police inspires this quick update with the basics regarding more violence in Kansas City proper.

As always, we watch these reports closely for a lot of reasons but mostly because they tend to garner more investigation as time goes on . . .

Here's the story for now . . .

"Kansas City Police say they are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 36th and Wabash. Police say they called in the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate."

More deets . . . 

"As officers arrived, they saw a man firing rounds with a handgun into the air from the middle of the street, Lowe said. The police officers attempted to subdue the man by firing nonlethal bean bag rounds at him, which struck him but proved “unsuccessful,” Sgt. Bill Lowe, a spokesman with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said.

The man then continued to threaten officers with a handgun, Lowe said, and they shot him. He was taken to an area hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening."

News link update . .

Investigators: Police shoot man firing gun in middle of the street

The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting involving a Kansas City, Missouri police officer Tuesday morning.Troopers said the officer responded to a call of gunfire at 12:30 a.m.

Kansas City police shoot man they say was firing shots in the middle of the street

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man was shot by Kansas City police and hospitalized early Tuesday morning after authorities said he was firing shots in the middle of the street and threatening officers. Officers responded to the scene at 36th Street and Wabash Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

Developing . . .