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KCPD investigating accidental shooting involving off-duty officer

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Posted at 2:14 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 07:26:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 5600 block of Richmond Avenue.

According to police, an off-duty officer accidentally discharged their weapon just before 12:30 a.m.. The bullet went into a neighbor's home, striking a man in his 30s.

Officers arrived on scene after receiving a call about a shooting then receiving a call from the off-duty officer saying they discharged their weapon accidentally and struck their neighbor.

The officer is a 24-year veteran on the force and is assigned to the Metro Patrol Division.

The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.

The officer is on routine administrative leave while an investigation is conducted. The KCPD Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation.