Innocent family scatters for cover during shooting that injured 1 man

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, a 51-year-old mom and her 21-year-old son were standing in their driveway near East 89th and Kentucky Streets when gunfire rang out.

"I was scared for my life! My son and I both could've been shot, " said a frustrated Sandra Leden with tears in her eyes. "It just doesn't make any sense. I don't know who those guys were and they didn't care that I was outside when they chose to just shoot up innocent people's houses. My son and his friends had just pulled up, and I was about to approach my son when the car rolled down the street."

Police say two men in the white or cream-colored Ford Fusion or Focus passenger car first turned off their lights when they drove down Kentucky. Minutes later cops say the men pulled beside a guy parked in the neighborhood, fired about two dozen gunshots and then sped off.

"Everybody just scattered for cover," said Leden, who's lived in the neighborhood for 15 years without any problems.

The male driver, shot in the upper leg, was treated at an area hospital. A bullet hit Laden's car that was parked in her drive-way and narrowly missed hitting her living room window.

"I just thank God I wasn't here in my living room. Normally I would've been sitting there on my couch. I could've been shot in the head," added Laden. "I'm just very thankful that I'm still here."

Bullets also tore through Laden's next door neighbors' home. The couple also wasn't hurt. Kansas City police want to hear from anyone with information about the shooting. Call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS with any information.

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