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6 injured in shooting near food court inside Crown Center in Kansas City, police say

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Shooting at Crown Center in Kansas City
Posted at 6:05 PM, Jan 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-22 18:50:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six people were injured in a shooting Wednesday night inside Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

The shooting unfolded in the lower level of the shopping center near the food court.

Police were sent to Crown Center at 5:45 p.m on reports of multiple gunshots., said Sgt. Jacob Becchina, a spokesperson for KCPD.

Dozens of officers went to the scene to help look for victims, suspects and make sure the area was safe after the gunfire ended.

Two large groups of people in their late teens and early 20s got into an argument which ended in gunfire. One of the victims is in their 50s, police said.

All six shooting victims suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening, Becchina said.

Three victims were found inside doors to the Crown Center Shops.

The other three victims were taken by private cars to hospitals, Becchina said.

The gunfire caused damages to restaurants and businesses in the popular shopping and dining center, Becchina said.

Police detained multiple people for further investigation.

Crown Center was closed while police continued their investigation.

No word on any arrests Wednesday night.