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One person dead, another fighting for their life after shooting in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- One person is dead and a second person is fighting for their life at the hospital after a shooting in Independence early Tuesday.

The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at Cedar Brooke Apartments along Quail Creek Drive. The apartment complex is in the general area of 40 Highway and South Lee's Summit Road.

Police have not immediately released the victim's identity nor have they said if they are still looking for a suspect. Independence Police spokesman John Syme said detectives aren't ready to release details of what took place.

Police did say there were several people in the apartment when the shooting occurred.

A spokesperson for the Independence Police Department said they brought in school resource officer to help kids who live at the complex feel safe as they were getting onto school buses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Independence Police.