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Exchange of gunfire ends with teen shot multiple times

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating a shooting that happened near Meyer and Askew in Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell FOX 4 that a 19-year-old was shot multiple times and is in critical condition. Two other people in their mid 20s were hit by flying glass.

""More than one shooter. We might have had someone from one side, from the victim's side actually shooting back at the suspects," said Darin Snapp, KCMO Police Dept. Public Information Officer.

A patrol officer heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene on Kansas City's eastside.

Police say the 19-year-old was getting into or out of his Ford Escape when a Sliver Dodge Charger pulled up and someone inside of it started shooting.

Then, someone returned fire at the Dodge Charger, and it sped away.

"Word on the street is," said Snapp. "This might have possibly been a drug deal gone bad. We don't know that for sure now but we have heard that on the streets."

Two men seen leaving the scene were taken in for questioning, but Friday evening police weren't releasing their possible involvement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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