2 wounded in officer-involved shooting in Independence

6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, January 31 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:24:00 PM CST January 31, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press
Photo courtesy: KSHB-TV

INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Authorities say police have shot and wounded two people in Independence.

The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened Tuesday after officers responded to reports of an armed suspect near a Dollar General store. Officer John Syme, a police spokeswoman, says one of the wounded people has been released from a hospital while the other remains hospitalized in stable condition.

He says he doesn't know whether the officers or individuals fired first.

No officers were injured, and police say the two people wounded were both armed. No other details were provided about what led up to the shooting.

The Independence Police Department is investigating the shooting.

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