Drive-by shooting near East 110th & Sycamore sends teen to hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A teenager is in the hospital with serious wounds after a drive-by shooting in Ruskin Heights Wednesday night.

It happened near East 110th Street and Sycamore Avenue.

Police say the victim and two friends were walking along 110th Street just before 11 p.m. when a car drove by and someone inside opened fire.

Following the shooting, police say the three teens ran to a house on the next block for help.

Paramedics rushed the wounded teenager to the hospital in serious condition but thankfully, police tell FOX4 his wounds are not life threatening.

The shooting surprised neighbors on the block who say there aren't many teens in the area.

"This is somebody’s child that’s involved and that’s clinging for life right now," said Katrina Goodwin, who lives near where police say the shooting happened. "So it’s very scary in our community today. It’s very agonizing because there is so much. There’s so much and it’s going back and forth. It’s getting tiresome because it’s our babies."

The incident happened only a couple of blocks away from Ruskin High School and Goodwin says it's usually pretty quiet. She says there haven't been any problems on the block.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the TIPS hotline, the number is (816) 474-8477.