KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six people were injured, one critically, after a gunman fired shots at a group of people in Kansas City’s Westport entertainment district, police said.
Two people were arrested after the shooting about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
When officers responded to the shots, two people got into a car and fled, prompting one officer to fire at the vehicle. When the car crashed nearby, the two people were arrested, police spokeswoman Capt. Stacey Graves said. No one was injured by police gunfire.
Greg Gillis, 28, said he and four friends had just left a line of food trucks when they heard sounds they first thought were firecrackers.
“Then we realized there were shooters across from us,” Gillis told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2cF2EXG ).
Gillis and his friends said it appeared two people were holding guns, but they saw only one fire at least eight shots. They didn’t hear an argument before the shooting, Gillis said.
“I don’t think they were actually targeting anybody,” Gillis said. “It’s just like they were shooting toward where the crowd was. They were still a block away from where the majority of people were.”
Gillis said he and his friends left the area in a cab as soon as possible. He said he’s not planning to return to Westport anytime soon.
“Definitely holding off,” he said. “It’s not worth the risk.”