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2 wounded in taking pictures exterior highschool basketball recreation close to Kansas Metropolis

By Faris Tanyos Updated on: March 2, 2024 / 10:16 PM EST / CBS News At least two people were critically wounded in a shooting Saturday outside of a basketball game on a high school campus in North Kansas City, Missouri, officials said. Shots were heard “at the conclusion” of the game at North Kansas

2 wounded in taking pictures exterior highschool basketball recreation close to Kansas Metropolis

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Faris Tanyos


/ CBS Information

At the very least two individuals had been critically wounded in a taking pictures Saturday exterior of a basketball recreation on a highschool campus in North Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, officers mentioned.

Pictures had been heard “on the conclusion” of the sport at North Kansas Metropolis Excessive College, town mentioned in a press release offered to CBS Information. North Kansas Metropolis is a part of the Kansas Metropolis metropolitan space.

Two Clay County Sheriff’s deputies who had been offering safety for the sport itself responded to the doorway of the college’s soccer area, the place they discovered a criminal offense scene with one sufferer, town mentioned.

It was later discovered there was a second taking pictures sufferer, a juvenile, town mentioned. Each had been rushed to native hospitals in important situation. The juvenile was later upgraded to critical situation. 

The taking pictures occurred exterior the constructing the place the sport was being performed, the North Kansas Metropolis Faculties district mentioned in a message it shared with households and employees.

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“All company inside had been requested to remain indoors whereas legislation enforcement labored to resolve the difficulty safely,” the district mentioned.

North Kansas Metropolis police Sgt. Christopher Kimmel instructed reporters in a information briefing Saturday evening that the taking pictures was believed to have taken place “exterior the college by the fieldhouse.”

Witnesses instructed police that somebody was seen working from the scene, town mentioned.

The circumstances of the taking pictures had been unclear, and investigators had been nonetheless working to find out a motive, Kimmel mentioned. Additionally unknown was what number of suspects had been concerned, or whether or not the incident was linked to the sport.

“We’re reviewing video proper now attempting to determine precisely what we’ve got,” Kimmel mentioned. “…I feel we do have some witnesses that we’re presently attempting to interview.”

The sport was between North Kansas Metropolis Excessive and Staley Excessive, which can also be in the identical district.

“We wish our youth to come back and luxuriate in a basketball recreation, and now we’re speaking about lives which might be altered for the more severe, and I am certain it’ll be mindless,” Kimmel mentioned. 

The incident comes lower than three weeks after a deadly shooting on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Tremendous Bowl parade. The Feb. 14 taking pictures left a lady lifeless and 22 individuals wounded, together with many youngsters. Two suspects have since been charged with homicide. 

Faris Tanyos

Faris Tanyos is a information editor for CBSNews.com, the place he writes and edits tales and tracks breaking information. He beforehand labored as a digital information producer at a number of native information stations up and down the West Coast.

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