Three Youths Shot and Injured in Kansas City Gathering

7 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, August 14 2011 Aug 14, 2011 Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:05:00 AM CDT August 14, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City's mayor is weighing a stricter curfew in the Country Club Plaza district after three youths were shot and wounded and the mayor's bodyguard pushed him to the ground.

Police said the shootings occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday as hundreds of young people roamed the upscale dining and shopping district.

Mayor Sly James and several community leaders were on the Plaza to get a firsthand look at the crowds, which have been gathering on Saturday nights throughout the summer. The company that owns the Plaza, Highwoods Properties, has been pushing the city to change the Saturday curfew from midnight to 9 p.m.

No arrests have been made in the shootings. Police described the injuries to the three youths, ages 11, 15 and 16 as non-life threatening. The mayor was unhurt.

 

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