Several suspects identified in Kansas City house party shooting
7:56 AM, Mar 7, 2012
8:00 AM, Mar 7, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Detectives have identified several suspects in a house party shooting Friday night that wounded a teenager.
The number of suspects and their identities have not been released.
A Facebook post announcing the Friday night party sent hundreds of people to a house in the 3900 block of Warwick Boulevard, police said.
One of the men throwing the party estimated at one point, there may have been up to 600 people there.
Police were called there about midnight to check on reports of underage drinking at the house, according to a police report. In the report, arriving officers estimated about 200 people were at the house.
Those inside refused to answer the door and the officers headed for the backyard.
They heard several gunshots and saw dozens of people run from the house.
The officer saw partygoers run down Warwick and jump over a fence in a nearby backyard to escape, according to the report.
They found the 18-year-old victim on the floor inside a northeast room in the house.
He suffered gunshot wounds to his back.
Police say the injuries were serious, but he is expected to live.
A man working as a disc jockey at the party told police he saw two men with guns inside the room where he was playing music.
The men began firing into the crowd and the disc jockey said he pushed one person to floor to avoid the gunfire, according to the report.
One of the gunmen reportedly had a Mohawk-style haircut.
No other information on the suspects were available.