Police: Group opens fire on teens leaving park in Kansas City, Mo.

Authorites think it may be gang-related

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two teens were injured -- one of them critically -- in a shooting in Kansas City, Mo.

The shooting occurred near St. John and Chelsea around 2:55 p.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived on the scene minutes later.

Authorities tell 41 Action News three 16-year-olds were walking from Budd Park when they were approached by an armed group with a shotgun; three Hispanic males in black hoodies and two Hispanic females.

"They were walking down the street at the intersection and the group of five was coming northbound and asked if they had a problem," Cpt. Donna Greenwell said. "And the next thing you knew, they pulled out a gun and shot two of them."

One neighbor called 911 after hearing shots outside.

"I heard a big pop and then three small pops," one neighbor who asked not to be identified said.

She then watched the aftermath out her window.

"One of them stopped, went back, and I (saw) one carrying the other kid up over his shoulder," she said.

Police said at least one of the victims has life-threatening injuries.

Police think the incident may be gang-related. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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