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New Year's Day gunfire outside Westport bar critically wounds 1 man, injures woman

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jan 02, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shooting early New Year's Day in the Westport Entertainment District left a man with life-threatening wounds and a woman with less severe gunshot injuries.

A police department news release states officers were sent just before 2 a.m. to a reported shooting at Westport Road and Mill Street.

They found a woman with a non life-threatening gunshot wound. She was not able to give police any information before being taken to an area hospital, according to the news release.

Officers were told of a second victim with life-threatening injuries who had been taken by a private vehicle to a hospital.

Crime scene investigators and detectives gathered evidence at the shooting scene.

No arrests have been reported.

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