UPDATE: Two in custody after man shot, killed near 7 Highway in Blue Springs


BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Two people are in custody Friday afternoon after a man was shot and killed in Blue Springs.

At 2:50 p.m., officers were called to the 700 block of 7 Highway, between Northwest Mock Avenue and R.D. Mize Road, for a reported shooting.

Police told FOX4 they found a man unresponsive behind a Rent-A-Center there with a gunshot wound. Medics took the man to the hospital where he later died.

The department released a description of a suspect and vehicle that fled the scene, and just a short time later the vehicle was spotted in Kansas City. After a chase, officers with the Kansas City Police Department were able to stop the vehicle and take two people into custody, officials say.

Blue Springs police say this is still an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Blue Springs Police Department at 816‐228‐0151 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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