KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 24 hours later, tensions run high on the plaza, after a suspect opened fire on a crowd Saturday night. Two people were shot and rushed to the hospital. With the shooter still on the loose, some witnesses who work on the plaza are in fear.
“I just heard shots go off, I didn't believe it would be a gun.”
Jonathan Khan was inside Charlie Hustle, when he heard several shots fired. When he looked outside, he saw sparks flying.
“Everyone scattered really quickly,” Khan said.
Employees here on the plaza say a woman was standing on the sidewalk on 47th, ride outside of Charlie Hustle, signaling a man in a car. Witnesses say she was attempting to help him parallel park his car. That’s when a group of teens ran by and shots were fired.
“The bullet ricocheted, and hit her in the leg.”
Witnesses say the bullet grazed the female victim’s leg. She ran into Vineyard Vines for help, leaving a trail of blood behind her. Families enjoying dinner and shopping ran into stores along Broadway for cover. Soon, a crime scene developed in the heart of the plaza.
“It's obviously like an odd thing that happened. It's not in the norm.”
A photographer who happened to be on the plaza caught a photo of the female victim. She looked to be in her 20’s, alert and speaking with paramedics as she was taken away on a gurney. The male victim was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
“Actually it’s kind of crazy to think about,” Emmanuelle Morgen said.
24 hours later, families on the plaza pass by what seemed to be a blood stained sidewalk. Employees were back at work after an every evening, hoping the person who pulled the trigger doesn’t come back.
“Things like that don't happen around here.”
Police are still searching for the suspect. If you know anything about this, call crime stoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.