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3 injured in shooting at Elite Funeral Home in Kansas City

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-20 18:26:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people were injured in a shooting at the Elite Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to the scene at around 11 a.m. on reports of a shooting,

According to KCPD public information officer Capt. Leslie Foreman, the shooting happened after a dispute inside the funeral.

When officers arrived, they located two men and a woman who'd been shot.

Two of the victims were in stable condition, and a third was in critical.

A fourth victim suffered a minor injury in the incident, but it wasn't immediately clear if they'd been shot.

Malcolm Morris, owner of Elite Funeral Home, said the woman who was shot was sitting on the couch on the other side of one of the funeral home's windows.

Morris explained that a fight broke out between family members at the funeral.

According to Morris, a few of them came outside to the funeral home's parking lot and started shooting.

There were about 30 people who were still inside the funeral home.

One of the victims was not attending the funeral and was shot at a nearby laundromat by a stray bullet.

Foreman said no suspect was immediately in custody.

"Did people know each other?" Foreman asked. "What was this dispute over that led to this? We just don’t know any of that."