LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Lee Summit Police Department says one person is dead in a fatal shooting Friday night on board an Amtrak train.
Emergency crews were called to the station around 9:15 p.m. on a report of a gunshot victim in the 1100 block of West Pacific in Independence, Missouri.
When officers arrived at the scene, officers learned the victim was shot while on the train and stopped at the 3rd and Main Lee’s Summit station. The train then traveled north to Independence.
The victim, identified as Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence, Missouri, was treated when the train stopped in Independence, however, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the suspect was a passenger aboard the train and fled in Lee’s Summit.
Detectives continue to investigate and are working to interview passengers on the train.
Amtrak is supporting local authorities who are investigating a tragic incident last night involving two passengers on Train 313. One of the passengers is a fatality, while the other left the scene in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. There were no injuries to the other 81 passengers and the Amtrak crew and they were all provided alternate transportation to their final destination. Trains 313 & 314 operate daily between St. Louis and Kansas City. Amtrak takes its responsibility for safe travel seriously.Statement from Amtrak