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Two in custody following pursuit where KCPD officers were shot at

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No police officers were injured Tuesday evening after shots were fired at them. Officers in plain clothes were in the area of 24th and Park at about 5:15 p.m., participating in surveillance training when police say they were shot at from a vehicle.

They returned fire, and the shooting suspects fled, causing a chase. At 19th and Charlotte, police captured two suspects.

Police spokeswoman Stacey Graves expressed that the department is grateful the officers weren't injured, and that the incident ended with arrests.

"I can tell you that they were probably surprised. Like I said, they were conducting their own business in that area that had nothing to do with the suspect vehicle, and you’re taken off guard but that’s how we’re trained. We’re trained to be ready for any situation that might arise and even though you’re a plain clothes officer, you are always to have your markings nearby," she said.

"I’m just really thankful that nobody was injured in this incident. I’m thankful that the officers are safe, and I’m also thankful that we have two suspects in custody that were brazen enough to shoot at a car, regardless if they knew that they were police officers or not."