Kansas City Police respond to a string of gun-related incidents on the Country Club Plaza

Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 22:35:21-04

Kansas City Police are continuing to look for the teenager they say opened fire on the Plaza Saturday night.

Officers responded to a shooting just after 7:45 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and 47th Street.

Two people were shot in the leg, including a woman helping her fiancé park his car and a 14-year-old boy.

This isn't the first time police have responded to shots fired calls on the plaza.

According to police documents obtained by 41 Action News, Kansas City Police have responded to at least three separate incidents involving a gun on the plaza, in the month of October.

Oct. 1, 2016

Kansas City police responded to an attempted assault call around 9:14 p.m.

According to police documents obtained by 41 Action News, the officers were told one of the "teen suspects" had a gun and was running eastbound on 47th Street.

As officers tried to catch the suspects, a witness flagged an officer and said she had seen one of the suspects being chased throw a gun under a parked car.

According to police documents, officers found a pink and black Beretta 9mm underneath the car.

Several juveniles were detained, questioned and later released because of a "lack of locating a victim to the original attempted assault."

Oct. 8, 2016

According to police documents, officers working on the plaza that Saturday heard gunshots around 11:55 p.m.. Police found a victim who was not shot.

Witnesses told police the suspect was also shooting near the Plaza, possibly in a white vehicle.

According to documents, police located the white vehicle fleeing the scene at "a high rate of speed" and chased it. The car crashed after hitting a round-a-bout in the 3800 block of Harrison.

Police say no suspects were found and no injuries were reported.

Oct. 15, 2016

Kansas City Police responded just after 7:45 p.m. to a shots fired call on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway on the Plaza.

According to police documents by 41 Action News, witnesses saw 13 to 15 teenagers walking down 47th Street before the shooting.

The documents say this group of teenagers came into contact with another group. Both "exchanged words," which lead to a physical altercation.

During the fight, one of the suspects pulled out a black and pink handgun and began to fire.

A woman helping her fiancé park his car was shot in the leg. A 14-year-old-boy, who police said might know the suspect, was also shot in the leg. Both have since been released from the hospital.

Police canvassed the area after witnesses said the suspects ran westbound from the scene. No one was arrested that night. 



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