Teen shot on KC elementary school playground

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a teen was shot while at an elementary school playground early Friday morning.

According to police, a group gathered on the playground of Johnson Elementary School, near 107th and Marsh, around 3:45 a.m.

Witnesses told police that upon arrival they heard gun shots.

It was determined that a teen had been shot. That teen was taken to the hospital where he or she was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The school was empty at the time of the shooting because it is summer and no summer sessions are going on.

No one in the group is a student at the school, according to Ruth Terrell, Public Relations Director for Hickman Mills schools.

Terrell says the playground is fenced off and the school is surrounded by woods. She thinks there may be a pathway through the woods that allows kids to get onto the playground.

She adds the district will review security at the school in light of this incident to make it harder for anyone to get on the property when school is not in session.

"Obviously they did get in the back yard, the back playground. So we need to take a look at that to determine how that occurred, make the necessary changes if we need to," said Terrell.

Kansas City police say after a group of teens gathered on an elementary school parking lot early Friday morning, at least one of them was shot.

Kansas City police say after a group of teens gathered on an elementary school parking lot early Friday morning, at least one of them was shot.