Seven people in custody after one person shot near The Bay Water Park

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 15:31:40-04

Kansas City police said seven people are in custody after one person received serious injuries from a shooting in south Kansas City. 

KCPD said officers were called to 7101 Longview Road at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in regard to a shooting.

Upon arrival a shooting victim, a man in his late teens, was located near The Bay Water Park. He was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

Authorities said it appears the victim was shot in a nearby parking lot and ran to the water park for help.

Kansas City police said at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday, the possible shooting suspect(s) and getaway vehicle were located at a residence in the 3600 block of East 59th Street. Six people were taken into custody and another was inside a residence. A standoff ensued for multiple hours. 

Police said around 2 a.m. officers found the suspect hiding in the basement during a search of the residence. 

KCPD also said it appears to have been a carjacking as the victim's vehicle was located at the residence. 

Detectives are in the process of interviewing those involved and collecting evidence. 



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