Child shot and killed on Kansas City’s east side

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A child died and two adult victims were injured in a shooting Friday on Kansas City's east side.

Friday evening at about 4:10 p.m., police were notified that three people had arrived at a local hospital after a shooting near East 56th and Park.  The adults' injuries were not serious, but the male child died from his injuries.

Police have not said how old the male juvenile is. Neighbors described the boy as a toddler.

Neighbors say they heard about a dozen gunshots. Witnesses say they saw three victims; including a man and a child in a car.

Neighbors say after the gunfire, a driver in a red car sped off.

Lamonica Blair said bullet after bullet flew just outside her front door suddenly disturbing her normal routine.

"I heard some shooting, pow, pow, pow, pow, and I ran to the door for my niece because my niece was sitting on the porch," Blair recalled.

"When I was walking out the door we heard the gunshots so I went back inside," Amber Dublin said.

The scared moms said just after 4 p.m. Friday they heard almost a dozen gunshots. Moments later after all the gunfire, police say two adult men and a child showed up in the emergency room at an area hospital.

The little boy later died at the hospital. Police said the adults will survive their injuries.

An officer canvassed the crime scene with a search dog looking for more shell casings and possible evidence to the violent crime that claimed an innocent child's life.