Kansas City, Independence police investigating after teen girl shot

Victim in critical condition
Blue police lights
Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 11:28:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, and Independence police departments are investigating a shooting that sent a teen girl to the hospital with critical injuries.

IPD public information officer Jack Taylor, told KSHB 41 News that police are still working to figure out exactly where the shooting happened.

According to Taylor, at one point the teen was walking along Highway 24.

Officers were canvassing the area and interviewing possible witnesses near Highway 24 and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

No other information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting were immediately available.

Editor's note: Police originally reported that the victim was 13 years old. That is incorrect and the story has been updated to reflect that information. Her exact age has not been released.

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