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Two questioned after gunshots rain down on neighborhood

Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-05 19:42:28-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Gunfire tore through 96th and Outlook in Overland Park Sunday morning, with shots coming from a semi-automatic rifle. 

Police now have the man in custody who was responsible for firing shots out of his own apartment.

Police said it stems from a domestic disturbance.

"I've never felt unsafe in Overland Park; I've lived here my whole life," explained mom Allison Leever, who has two children.

Leever said it sounded like fireworks and it went off at 2 a.m.  At one point she called authorities.
"I said hey something is going on. They said to get to a safe place. I grabbed my kids and went to an interior bathroom," which Leever had read was one of the safest places to seek shelter.\

Other neighbors tell 41 Action News at least 30 rounds went off.

As officers were arriving, they heard numerous shots fired and called for more police.

Law enforcement realized he was shooting out the front and back of the apartment, feet away from where kids live and play.

"We have two schools nearby," said Leever. "We have 20 to 30 kids easily on the block."
The alleged shooter later came out and police took him into custody.

A watch commander said a woman was inside the home but was unharmed.  Neighbors tell us the man and woman involved were dating.

For Leever, the silver lining is police believe they have the person who was responsible and she can put the tense morning behind her.

"I don't think I've ever been that frightened, ever. For myself and my kids, but more for my kids," said Leever.

The suspect is being questioned by police