LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Two men pounding on the front door of a home were injured after the resident shot them through the door Saturday morning.
According to police, the shooting happened around 10 a.m. in the 1000 block of NE Bryco Rd.
Officers were first called to the address around 8 a.m. on a report of suspicious people in the area. The caller said two men were knocking on the door and refused to leave. When officers arrived, both subjects were gone.
Just after 10 a.m., officers were called back to the same location on reports of shots fired. Police determined the suspicious men returned, started banging on the door again, and the resident inside fired a shotgun round through the front door.
Both men were hit by the gunshot but were able to get to their vehicle. A spokesperson with the Lee's Summit Police Department says the men got a handgun from their vehicle and fired shots back at the home before they left the scene.
No one else, including the resident, was injured in the incident.
Witnesses were able to get a description of the men's vehicle, and police shared that information with local hospitals and surrounding police agencies.
A short time later, Lee's Summit police were notified after a man was dropped off at a Kansas City, Mo. hospital.
As Kansas City police were responding to the hospital to assist, they spotted the suspect vehicle. A high-speed chase ensued to I-70, where the suspect crashed the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Lee’s Summit police say the two men knew the resident.
“It appears that they did know each other," said Lee's Summit Community Interaction Officer Carmen Spaeth. "It appears to be a domestic situation where the two that showed up believed that a girlfriend or ex-girlfriend may have been at the residence and that’s who they were looking for."
Despite this being an isolated incident, neighbors say they’re uneasy knowing a shooting happened so close to home.
“I’ve been here for a little over 10 years I’ve not had anything happen, we’ve had a few things but nothing like this,” said Jeffrey Maxwell who lives across the street.
The two men who were shot are expected to be okay. One was taken into surgery the other sustained superficial injuries.