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Shooting, standoff in Kansas City possibly connected, police say

No one found in nearby residence
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Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:58:27-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police standoff near the scene of an earlier shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, ended late Friday afternoon after no one was found in the residence, police said.

KCPD officers were initially called around 2 p.m. to the area of Brush Creek Boulevard and Troost Avenue, where police found a female shooting victim inside a car, according to KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina.

Her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Around the same time, officers responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Tracy Avenue, less than a half-mile from the shooting.

A woman said she was inside her residence, the downstairs apartment of a duplex, when she saw two men walk up the back stairs and attempt to break into the unoccupied upstairs residence.

The woman and another man in the downstairs apartment made it out safely while negotiators attempted to make contact with anyone in the upstairs apartment.

Around 5 p.m., tactical officers went into the apartment, and no one was found inside.

Becchina said detectives will process both scenes to look for evidence and any witnesses.

He stressed that it was not immediately clear if the standoff was related to the shooting near Brush Creek Boulevard and Troost Avenue, but detectives were investigating the possibility.

This is a developing story and may be updated.