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UPDATE: 1 dead after shooting inside Country Club Plaza hotel

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Posted at 8:34 AM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 14:02:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person has died from their injuries in a Tuesday morning shooting at a Country Club Plaza Hotel.

A Kansas City, Missouri, Police spokesperson said officers were called to the Sheraton Suites Hotel at 770 W. 47th Street just after 8 a.m. on a reported shooting.

Once at the hotel, police located a victim in a hotel elevator suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The victim later died.

Police have a person in custody for the shooting and say they are not looking for any other suspects.

Harvey Anderson was staying in the hotel with his mother. He told 41 Action News he was in the lobby when he noticed an agitated man turn the corner to the elevators. Next, he heard gunshots.

“That was strange, no yelling, no nothing, it was just like pow, pow, pow, pow,” Anderson described. “Then everybody realized it was gunshots and started scrambling.”

Anderson said the hotel went into lockdown with employees taking him and others from the lobby to a secure room on the ground floor. Eventually, he was able to use the service elevator to return to his room. Anderson credited the hotel for handling the situation well.

41 Action News reached out to Sheraton about the shooting.

A corporate representative said "the safety and security of our guests and employees is always a top priority," but referred inquiries to KCPD as it is an active investigation.

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