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Juvenile shot after going to wrong KCMO house to pick up siblings

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Apr 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-17 15:53:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A juvenile who went to pick up their siblings and ended up at the wrong address in error Thursday night was shot, according to Kansas City, Missouri, police.

The juvenile’s parents asked them to pick up their siblings from a residence in the 1100 block of Northeast 115th Terrace shortly before 10 p.m., according to information from KCPD.

The juvenile mistakenly went to a residence in the 1100 block of Northeast 115th Street, police said.

The juvenile suffered life-threatening injuries in the shooting and was transported to the hospital.

The alleged shooter was detained and transported to KCPD Headquarters “for a statement,” according to police.

The incident happened one block south of Northeast Cookingham Drive, just east of US 169.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office said via email to KSHB 41 that it was aware of the incident, but had "not received a criminal referral as of this time."

Our office is aware of the incident that occurred yesterday evening. However, we have not received a criminal referral as of this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been impacted by this situation.

Any time our office receives a referral, we examine it fully to determine whether a criminal offense has occurred and whether the filing of criminal charges is appropriate. As always, it is our mission to ensure that justice is fully pursued and that the rights of all people in Clay County are protected and upheld by law. In order to ensure the integrity of an active and pending criminal investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.
Alexander Higginbotham, Clay County assistant prosecuting attorney

KCPD had yet to respond to a request regarding the status of the investigation.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that the victim in this shooting reportedly visited the address in error.

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