1 person critically injured in shooting near 40th Street, Benton Boulevard

44th Benton shooting
Posted at 6:15 PM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 23:52:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — One person was critically injured in a shooting Wednesday near East 40th Street and South Benton Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri.

Officers were in the area about 5:50 p.m. when they heard gunshots, police said.

The officers saw the shooting victim fall.

A vehicle sped north on Benton Boulevard from the shooting scene, police said.

The victim was transferred to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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