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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- A shooting happened in a residence located near 1st Street and NW Jefferson on Monday afternoon.

FOX 4's Abby Eden reports that a 22-year-old male victim was shot multiple times and is currently in a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. That man has yet to be identified.

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A shooting happened near 1st Street and NW Jefferson in Blue Springs on Monday. (Note: Click on the map to expand)

The shooting happened a short time after 3 p.m. and Eden is reporting that a young girl and another man were in the residence at the time the shots were fired. That man was reportedly in the upstairs area of the home when he heard multiple gunshots, his mom said he heard shots followed by cries for help.

"My son didn’t know anything, he was upstairs watching TV in the bed. He said he just heard some gunshots, he ran downstairs and his friend was screaming, ‘Help! Help!’ He didn’t see anybody,” Cherrie Kemp said.

Kemp has two sons, one who is a high school student in Blue Springs and another who has graduated, she did not specify which one of her sons was in the home at the time. She also said she's the young girl's grandmother. She strongly rebuked what happened on Monday afternoon.

"Whoever it is, they're totally wrong and I feel like they totally invaded my privacy, my home," she said. "I hope they come forward because it hurts bad for me that his friend is shot."

Blue Springs police have not released any details on possible suspects, but we are still gathering information and will provide updates as more details are confirmed.

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1 Comment

  • Joe

    What a story! I don’t believe most of what is written. It doesn’t make sense. When I have friends over, we usually hang together. I cannot remember a time when I was upstairs watching tv in my bed while I had company downstairs doing whatever unless it was someone with whom I was romantically involved. The victim has non life threatening injuries so surely he saw something or someone. Did someone break into the house and shoot him or was the shooter invited in?