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2 people taken into custody after child dies in Independence shooting

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 12:32:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two adults were taken into custody on Sunday after a 2-year-old child was shot and killed inside an Independence apartment.

According to a court document, Independence police officers responded to 219 east Walnut Street on reports of a shooting.

When they arrived, officers saw a woman carrying a child who appeared to be bleeding. They later observed a gunshot wound near the back of the child's head.

The child was transported to an area hospital where they later died.

After canvassing the apartment unit, officers found a gun inside the apartment as well as marijuana.

It's not clear if the two adults are facing charges related to the child's death.

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