KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Overland Park say an overnight verbal disturbance escalated into a gunfight that injured three people.
Around 2 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a hotel in the 7500 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway on the verbal altercation.
When they arrived on the scene, they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Two additional victims connected to the altercation were found a short time later at a different location. Those two victims were also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries not expected to be life-threatening.
“The incident reportedly started as a verbal disturbance in the parking lot between two pairs of individuals, then weapons were drawn and a gunfight ensued,” police said in a press release Saturday morning.
Police described the incident as “contained” and said they have all parties “accounted for.”
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