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Late Friday night shooting in KCMO injures 2

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 16:06:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds suffered Friday night.

Kansas City, Missouri, Police responded to Truman Medical Center around 11:30 p.m. for two shooting victims who had arrived to the emergency room. The victims said they were in the area of 1300 West 12th street when they heard shots and saw people running from the area.

When the victims realized they were shot, they were driven to the hospital.

Police said they canvassed the area around the haunted house, Edge of Hell, but officers were unable to find a crime scene.

A KCPD spokesperson told 41 Action News there was a shots-fired call in the same area as the haunted houses, but it is not known if the two events are connected.

However, The Beast and Edge of Hell released a statement on Saturday that said there were "a few incidents reported of people cutting in line that resulted in disturbances."

"Police and security were able to diffuse the situation, and the haunted houses took the extra precaution of closing to disperse those involved," according to the statement. "The haunted attractions’ management appreciate the overwhelming support and patience as the staff correctly implemented 2020 safety protocols. Due to protocols in place, the wait to get inside was longer than usual. Additional staff and security will be ready to assist visitors outside the haunted attractions for the remainder of the season."

Both victims have non life-threatening injuries.