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Kansas City police investigating shooting in Westport

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Posted at 4:01 AM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 06:44:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sergeant with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department said one man was shot around 2:20 a.m. in Westport, one of the city’s main entertainment districts, where Halloween night celebrations were coming to an end.

Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries. A detective on scene told KSHB 41 News the man should survive.

The investigation was focused on Pennsylvania Avenue near West 40th Terrace.

After crime scene investigators left the area, KSHB 41 News saw chalk outlines where forensic teams presumably marked the locations of bullet shell casings and other evidence.

There have been no arrests in this case and no suspect information has been released.

Police said bars were still open at the time of the shooting and there were many people in the area celebrating Halloween, but no witnesses have come forward at this time.

Anyone with information about what happened should call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.