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Shots Fired Outside Kansas City Zoo Amid Fights

Posted: Mar 18, 2014 5:36 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Mar 19, 2014 9:16 AM

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City Zoo officials say they will review their policies after a number of fights broke out during a free day at the zoo, punctuated by shots fired near the parking lot as police tried to get the mayhem under control.

The Kansas City Star reports there were no gunshot injuries Tuesday, but witnesses say they feared for their lives as chaos broke out around them as they were trying to leave.

The zoo offers four free days a year as part of a promise to voters in Clay and Jackson counties in return for approving a one-eighth-cent zoo sales tax in 2011. Similar fights broke out last year during a free day in April, prompting the zoo to move the events from weekends to Tuesdays this year.

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