Independence police search for suspect after a child, 2 men injured in shooting

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 23:20:02-04

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are searching for a suspect after a 7-year-old girl and two men were injured Friday afternoon in a shooting at an apartment complex near Van Horn High School. 

At 4:30 p.m., Independence police officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 9500 block of E. Winner Road. 

The victims were in a communal hallway in the apartment building when the gunman came in.

Officers found three shooting victims — two adult men and one 7-year-old girl. 

Independence police said the suspect fled before officers arrived. The suspect is a man wearing a white Nike hoodie, a dark-colored mask, red shorts and white shoes. 

The three victims were taken to area hospitals and are in stable condition, according to Independence police. 

If you have any information that may help the investigation, police are asking that you call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD Tips at 816-325-7777 or email