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Girl among 2 shot at Kansas City grocery store

Posted: 5:40 PM, Sep 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 20:04:03Z
Two shot at Linwood Shopping Center grocer
Two shot at Linwood Shopping Center grocer
Two shot at Linwood Shopping Center grocer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two people were shot late Monday afternoon inside the Sun Fresh Grocery at the Linwood Shopping Center.

Police were dispatched out to 31st and Prospect just after 5 p.m. on a reported shooting.

Authorities located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Police described one victim as an adult male; the second a juvenile girl. 

Their injuries were initially described as life-threatening but have been updated to non life-threatening.

According to Kansas City councilman Jermaine Reed, the girl was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Police believe the adult male was the target of the shooting.

A woman in the checkout line at the store told 41 Action News she saw a man enter the store looking scared. That man was followed into the store by at least one other man and the two exchanged gunfire.

The woman told 41 Action News the female victim was a bagger at the store. 

Early Tuesday morning, employees told 41 Action News the store would reopen at 7 a.m.

Kansas City, Missouri, Councilman Quinton Lucas tweeted Monday his frustrations with the shooting.

Fellow Councilman Jermaine Reed also tweeted out frustrations with the shooting.

No suspect information was immediately available.

The store opened on June 16, 2018. Many in the community were excited to see the development.