KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An armed robbery at a Kansas City home prompted a police pursuit on the city’s south side and left two people injured.
Neighbor Nicole Williams is still trying to deal with she witnessed Friday morning. She was sitting on her front porch when she saw a maroon van pull up to her neighbor who was taking out the trash.
"He just said that the men...knocked on the neighbors doormats, he refused," she said.
That's when she said they shot him four times. He ran to another house where neighbors called for help.
The home invasion occurred in the 7100 block of 111th Terrace, just south of Ruskin High School.
Police say three men got out of the van and used him to gain access to a neighbor’s home.
Two adults and three children were inside when the suspects entered. Police say there was an exchange of gunfire between the residents and the suspects.
The suspects fled the scene after the shooting. Police pursued the van to 350 Highway and Pryor, where it crashed.
Three suspects were taken into custody. One of the suspects had minor injuries. It was not clear if he sustained those injuries during the chase or home invasion.
Sandy Sexton works for the Ruskin Heights Neighborhood Association and said this has been a wake up call.
"I think that we all are probably realizing that this neighborhood is not what it used to be in the 1950s," Sexton said. "It's unfortunately not as safe."
They are urging neighbors to be extra cautious, especially at a neighborhood clean-up event scheduled for Saturday morning.
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