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Two people suffer life-threatening injuries in double shooting near 12th and Chestnut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man and a woman were critically injured Wednesday night in a double shooting in Kansas City, officials say.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday near 12th and Chestnut. Police said the two victims were in a car when they were shot at.

Police said both the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. After the woman was injured, police said she got out of the bullet-riddled car and staggered down several streets.

A passerby picked up the woman and drove her to the parking lot of Gates Barbecue near 12th and Brooklyn, about six blocks away, where that person called police.

Chris Diaz had just arrived to the restaurant when he ran to help the injured woman, who appeared to be shot in her leg. He got the woman some water and another man gave the woman a belt to tie around her leg and slow the bleeding. Paramedics took over when they arrived.

Now they're just hoping both victims will be OK.

"It's not in our hands anymore. Hopefully everything is alright. Hopefully the driver's alright," Diaz said.

Police have not released any suspect information at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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