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Police: Suspect, 15, taken into custody after Saturday Plaza shooting of teen

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Sep 05, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 15-year-old male was taken into custody following a shooting that injured a 14-year-old male on the Country Club Plaza just after 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Off-duty officers heard sounds of gunshots in the area of the Plaza, and while investigating they located a teenage male victim suffering from a gunshot wound near 4704 Wyandotte Street.

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The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries. As of Tuesday afternoon, the victim's injuries are still considered non-life threatening, according to a spokesperson with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

The teenage suspect was located and taken into custody by on-duty officers Saturday night, along with a firearm and a suspect vehicle.

There are no details available on what events led up to the shooting.

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