One person dead in double shooting at Independence apartment complex

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Two people have been shot Tuesday morning in Independence, according to police. One person has died.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting just before 11 a.m. at the Hawthorne Apartments complex at N. Peck Court and Dover Drive, not far from the intersection of 291-Highway and 24-Highway.

Witnesses said they heard shots and then saw a man running and a woman yelling, "I'm hit!" Witnesses told FOX 4 they then saw someone running after the suspect, who then turned around and fired again.

Police are still investigating the incident, but at this time, police said two people have been shot, one is believed to have died. One victim was transported to Centerpoint Medical Center.

There was a large police presence in the area. Police told FOX 4 they are searching for at least two suspects, but did not provide a description.

FOX 4 crews at the scene saw officers placing one man in handcuffs into the back of an unmarked patrol car around 11:20 p.m.

Randall Elementary School, less than a mile away, was reportedly on lockdown. The Susquehanna Assembly of God preschool was also on lockdown.

This is an ongoing situation. FOX 4 is at the scene and will update this story as information becomes available.

Photo courtesy of Debbie Register-Stacy

Photo courtesy of Debbie Register-Stacy

Photo courtesy of Debbie Register-Stacy

Photo courtesy of Debbie Register-Stacy

Photo courtesy of Debbie Register-Stacy