FBI involved in shooting near 39th and Baltimore, business owner says area is violent

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri police are assisting the FBI investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. near 39th and Baltimore.

Jacob Becchina with KCPD tells FOX4 the FBI is leading the investigation.

KCPD confirmed that the shooting involved an FBI agent and suspect and not a KCPD officer.

“The police is here, like, every day,” nearby business owner Draue Drako said. “People getting shot, stabbed… it definitely doesn’t help my business.”

The extent of the injuries in the shooting is unknown at this time.

FOX4 has a crew on scene and will update as details become available.

The FBI released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting which occurred this afternoon at the 100th block of West 39th Street in Kansas City, Mo. The FBI takes any shooting incident involving our agents seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident will be investigated by the FBI’s Inspection Division. The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. At this time, I have no further details to provide.”

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