Man pleads guilty in 2016 Westport shooting that injured 6

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 16:57:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas man pleaded guilty to firing into a crowd in Westport in September 2016, injuring six people.

Kelvin Clark, 32, pleaded guilty to six first-degree assault charges and six armed criminal action charges.

According to prosecutors, police in Westport heard several gunshots around 3:20 a.m. Sept, 11, 2016, and found six victims with gunshot wounds.

One of the victims told police he was struck by a black vehicle and then shot by the occupants as he was running away. That incident was captured on surveillance video. The video also captured the vehicle speeding away from the scene.

The vehicle was quickly involved in an accident nearby. When witnesses went over to help, two men fled from the vehicle, one of whom dropped a gun, according to a police report.

Officers took Clark into custody shortly after.

A date for his sentencing has not been set.