KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shots rang out at a house party as teens ran for cover early Sunday. One woman was struck and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police were called to the scene near 45th Street and Elmwood Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday, where the 19-year-old victim was shot. She is currently on life support at an area hospital.
Police sources told FOX 4's Molly Balkenbush that they believe the victim was not the shooter's intended target. Those sources said it appears she was attempting to take cover in a car when she was shot.
One witness said she was on her front porch and saw the shooting take place.
"I was out here on my porch and there was a silver four-door car coming up the street, and as it was coming up the street it was shooting the gun out of the window. And then from there, I didn't see anything else," the witness said.
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted that residents in the area heard sounds of "over 30 shots fired," and that "numerous shell casings" were found at the scene.
Police said there were a large number of young people at the house party, some of them celebrating after prom. Officers closed off the block and towed away cars from the scene Sunday morning.
FOX 4 crews at the scene witnessed multiple cars along the street damaged by gunfire.
"I don't know what time it was. I don't know what happened. I don't know nothing. All I heard was gunshots, I ducked, and that's it. I got out of there," said Jamil Jackson, who was at the party and had his car towed from the location.
"I don't wany my kids out here. I don't feel like it's safe anymore for them," said one mother who lives near the scene.
No arrests have been made at this time. Police are still investigating.
Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.