During argument over dog, man shot in middle of afternoon in KCMO

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man was shot several times Monday afternoon near 40th and Benton, and neighbors say the reason he was shot was an argument over a dog.

It happened at 40th and Benton. One neighbor says the victim is a 19-year-old man. The neighbor says the man was arguing with another man about a dog, and within minutes at least 10 gun shots rang out. The victim was reportedly standing in front of the scooter when he was shot at least six times. His injuries are critical.

"That's what I'm hearing and it's just stupid and senseless.  Anybody could've been walking down the street when all those gunshots rang out," said a frustrated Kimberly Harvey, who's lived in the neighborhood for five years.

Police were trying to interview witnesses at the scene but investigators said at first the witnesses had not been willing or forthcoming. Some neighbors said they heard at least ten gunshots.

When neighbors followed the sounds, they saw the man collapsed on the sidewalk.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital with injuries to his chest. Police initially thought the man was riding a scooter when he was shot, but witnesses later said the victim and another man were outside, arguing over a pit bull. Minutes later neighbors say bullets flew.

"Who would shoot somebody over a dog? It's just not necessary and it's really crazy. I just want all the violence to stop," pleaded Harvey.

Monday evening, police had not yet arrested the gunman or identified a suspect.