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Liberty home hit by gunfire in rolling gun battle, city says

Liberty rolling gun battle Camelot Drive
Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 18:44:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a rolling gun that occurred in a cul-de-sac near Bennett Park late Monday night.

Just after 11 p.m., a homeowner's surveillance camera captured individuals in two vehicles exchanging gunfire on the 600 block of Camelot Drive.

One home was struck by gunfire and there were no injuries reported, the city of Liberty wrote in a tweet Tuesday morning.

Legendary William Jewell College Basketball coach Larry Holley and his wife, Linda, heard the shots from their living room.

"I thought it was fireworks," Holley said. "I delayed about 20-25 seconds, I got up and looked out to the cul-de-sac and there was nothing there so went back and sit down and watched TV."

A short time later, officers knocked on their door looking for clues.

They also visited with Lincoln McCoy who knows the woman whose home was hit.

"One of the bullets from what I saw went through her front door and into a couple of rooms into her house, so it definitely could have been much, much worse," McCoy said.

Liberty police said the "Ring" doorbell video is a key part of their investigation and are now looking for more footage.

"Help us identify who were in those cars and license plates and makes and models," Captain Andy Hedrick, spokesperson for the Liberty Police Department, said.

The city encourages homeowners with security cameras to sign up for its "Look out for Liberty" program.

"We don't have access to your camera without you giving us specific permission it's one of those things," Hedrick said. "That would allow us to know where those videos are located so when it comes time to solve a crime we can immediately know where to go look."

Other cities in the metro like Prairie Village and Kansas City Missouri have similar voluntary programs.

If so, they are asked to contact Liberty Police at 816-439-4701 or the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-8477 with any information. Residents can also email video footage to