Neighbors rattled after shooting Overland Park neighborhood
3:07 PM, Oct 1, 2013
7:49 PM, Oct 1, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Bullet holes are still visible on the front of an Overland Park home where an 8-year-old boy was shot Monday night in the 10000 block of Kessler.
Overland Park Police said the boy did not have life-threatening injuries. A neighbor told 41 Action News the boy was shot in his shoulder.
Two other children and an adult woman were at home Monday night at 11:30 p.m. when the shooting occured.
According to police, the shooter fired between five and 10 shots into the home. Neighbors reported hearing the shots and at least one neighbor saw a dark colored sedan speed away from the house after the shooting.
Jana Taylor has lived in the same neighborhood for more than 20 years. She said she's used to hearing about crime in other parts of the metro area.
"Now it's here and that kind of shakes you up quite a bit hear about crime on TV. But when it happens in your own neighborhood, it shakes you up a bit," Taylor said.
There are a number of children who live in the neighborhood. Their parents who did not want to be identified said they will watch their children much more closely because of the shooting.
Police have not made any arrests in the case. Investigators are still trying to figure out who did it and why.