Injuries reported in triple Kansas City bowling shootout

A triple shooting Sunday night in the parking lot of a Kansas City bowling alley seriously injured two men, police said.

Sgt. Jacob Becchina, spokesperson for the Kansas City Police Department.

Officers responded to the shooting at around 11:15 p.m. and, upon arrival, found the three victims in the parking lot. The two men were not responding, he said.

Emergency medical workers took the victims to hospitals where one man is said to be in critical condition and the second man is believed to be on life support and in critical condition, Becchina said.

Homicide detectives as well as crime scene investigators have visited the area to collect evidence and speak to witnesses.

According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred in the parking lot on the east side of the bowling alley, Becchina said. No suspicious information was disclosed.

Anyone who was at the bowling alley and has not spoken to detectives or anyone else with information about the triple shot is urged to contact the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Gun violence is the subject of a statewide journalism project that The Star is undertaking in Missouri this year in partnership with the National Service Program Report for America and sponsored in part by the Missouri Foundation for Health. As part of this project, The Star will be enlisting the help of the community.

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