Clay County Sheriff deputies respond to reported shots fired at Winnwood Skate Center on New Year's Eve

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-01 14:27:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Clay County Sheriff deputies responded to a disturbance at the Winnwood Skate Center at 4426 Northeast Winn Road in Kansas City, Missouri, shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Deputies stopped a woman for speeding, who claimed she was attempting to pick up her child from the skate center, and that shots had been fired.

Neither the Clay County Sheriff's Office, nor the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department had received reports of a shooting at the location, according to a release from the Clay County Sheriff.

Deputies followed the woman to the skate center, are received a report of shots fired at the scene while on the way. Deputies witnessed a "large disturbance" with young people "spilling out" of the Winnwood Skate Center. KCPD and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with clearing the area.

Authorities began to aide with crowd control, and did not find anyone who had been injured. Two teens were seen fighting in the nearby Target parking lot, and a 14-year-old reached for his waistband during the altercation.

Deputies tased the 14-year-old, who had a loaded handgun in the waistband. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies later learned that the teenager is suspected of using the handgun to steal shoes from another individual earlier on New Year's Eve.

Juvenile authorities did not take custody of the offender and instructed deputies to release the teenager to a parent, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division Commander Jon Bazzano.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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