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Suspect arrested in connection with Thursday double shooting in Shawnee

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Jan 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shawnee police have arrested a 19-year-old suspect in connection with a double shooting that occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

The two victims of the shooting are both in stable condition, and one has since been released from the hospital.

"Shawnee Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 21600 block of 51st Place to investigate an armed disturbance," police reported in a release. "Officers discovered a 17-year-old male victim that had gunshot wounds to his torso and an 18-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to his leg."

A dispute occurred and two people fled the scene, according to police.

The two alleged assailants fled in a white car, "possibly a Ford Focus or similar model with black painted wheels or missing all four hubcaps."

Those with information regarding the crime are asked to contact the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2150 or the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.