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15-year-old shot during attempted robbery in Grandview, police say

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 13:45:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 15-year-old was shot and injured during an attempted robbery on Thursday afternoon in Grandview, police said.

On Friday, police said a business employee shot the teenager during the attempted robbery. The teen was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was later taken into police custody.

The shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. near Blue Ridge Boulevard and Grandview Road.

The employee remained at the scene and was cooperating with police, Grandview police said on social media.

Police said Friday that the case was referred to juvenile authorities for charges.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to call the CrimeStoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).