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Shooting on U.S. Highway 71 at Blue River Road snarled traffic Wednesday evening

Victim in critical condition
71 Highway shooting
Posted at 9:30 PM, Jul 10, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was critically injured in a shooting on U.S. Highway 71 at Blue River Road on Wednesday evening, police said.

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. and the victim arrived at Research Medical Center.

The shooting impacted traffic on the northbound lanes of the highway while police investigated the incident.

By 9:30 p.m., the lanes were cleared.

No word on what led to the violence.