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No one in home KCPD surrounded in attempt to arrest a suspected shooter

Posted at 6:10 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 08:26:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Missouri surrounded a home for hours Monday morning in an attempt to arrest a shooting suspect. When police entered the home, they said there was no one inside.

Police Sgt. Jake Becchina said officers arrived at the home at about midnight. The homeowner let officers inside at about 5 a.m. Officers found a dog, but no people.  

Becchina said the standoff started when officers in the area of 31st Street and Montgall Avenue investigating a separate shooting heard gunshots. They then located a woman inside a car near 34th Street and Chestnut Avenue who had been shot. They believed the person with the gun shot the woman from inside a home and remained inside that home. 

Police were able to get the injured woman to an ambulance and paramedics took her to the hospital. Becchina said doctors expect the woman to live. 

Negotiators and tactical units tried to make contact with the shooter police thought was inside the home in an attempt to get the suspect to come out peacefully.