Police: Woman hit by stray bullet likely from target shooting in nearby field

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A woman is being treated at an Independence hospital after being hit by a stray bullet at Hawthorne Place Apartments Sunday evening. 

Police were called to the apartment complex in the 600 block of N. Spring Lake Drive just after 6 p.m. 

A woman was standing outside when she was struck by a single bullet. 

Police say they believe she was shot by someone who may have been target shooting in a nearby field.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or IPD tips at 816-325-7777. Information can also be emailed to leads@indepmo.org

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