2 people injured in gun battle that also hit KC school bus, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two people in separate vehicles were injured Thursday in a gun battle in Kansas City, officials say.

KC Police Capt. Lionel Colon said the gun battle began around 4:45 p.m. Thursday near the 4500 block of Elmwood Avenue.

One of the vehicles hit with gunfire in the shooting stopped nearby, Colon said. The second vehicle went to a fire station near 32nd Street and Indiana Avenue.

The two injured people were transported to the hospital. One man had non-life threatening injures; a woman from the other vehicle had serious injuries but is stable.

A Kansas City school bus was also caught in the shooting near 46th Street and Wabash Avenue, Colon said.

Fortunately, none of the students on board were injured.

The bus was not involved in the shooting, but a window was shot out. The driver immediately drove the bus to a safe location. Everyone on the bus was safe and secure, KCPS spokesperson Ray Weikal said.

Weikal said the bus was transporting students from Melcher Elementary. All of the children on the bus were transported to another bus and have now left the scene, he said.

Colon said no suspects have been identified yet. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 916-474-8477.