Shots fired at police after officers shoot armed man in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A tense situation ended with an officer shooting a man armed with a gun in Kansas City, Mo. early Sunday.

Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted out photos from the scene.

Just after midnight, police patrolling the area at 72nd and Prospect heard the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival at the scene, officers saw one man armed with a gun inside a vehicle and a large crowd gathering nearby.

A confrontation ensued and the man inside the vehicle was shot by an officer.

Police then removed the man from the scene and administered first aid while an ambulance arrived. A second man then approached the officers aggressively. Police ordered the man to back up, but when he refused, an officer used a taser on him, at which point he was taken into custody.

They said while they were rendering first aid to the first suspect and attempting to control the crowd, someone in the crowd began firing at the officers.

That man was transported to an area hospital where is listed in serious condition.

Kansas City Police spokesperson Sgt. Kari D. Thompson noted that shortly after the incident, another person arrived at an area hospital in a vehicle with gunshot injuries. The victim said he was at a club near the location of the officer-involved shooting.

Thompson said police believe this victim was wounded in the shots they initially heard while patrolling the area. That victim is listed in serious/critical condition.

No officers were injured in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline (816) 474-TIPS.

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