US 40 in Independence reopens after shots fired from vehicle

Independence police
Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 14:58:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. 40 was closed for several hours in both directions between Sterling Avenue and East 39th Street as the Independence Police Department investigated after a man fired shots at three people from the sunroof of a vehicle.

The drive-by shooting started around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday near 10800 E. U.S. 40, according to IPD. The shooting continued westbound.

Police said there are three known victims of property damage after shots were fired, but there have been no reports of any injuries.

Shell casings were found down the highway by police.

IPD continues to investigate the scene. U.S. 40 re-opened around 1:30 p.m.

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