Bullets fly for several minutes in shootout, leaving 7 shot at Gregory & Prospect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Police spokesperson Stacy Graves released information Sunday morning about a shootout at Gregory and Prospect, in which seven people total were shot.

This is directly from Graves: Officers were called to Gregory & Prospect on the sound of shots. Upon arrival, officers observed suspects actively shooting at each other. Fearing for their safety, one officer fired shots. Due to the gunfire, three vehicles were involved in an accident. While securing the scene, officers heard numerous shots fired in their immediate area, for several minutes. Officers observed vehicles near the initial scene involved in a mobile disturbance firing shots. Due to continuous gunfire and an active scene, a City-Wide assist the officer was broadcast. Law enforcement from numerous surrounding agencies responded and assisted with the incident. The incident spans from 70th to 72nd streets, Prospect to Brooklyn.

No officers were injured during the incident. At this time one suspect stated he was shot by police and was treated for minor injuries. Six (later upgraded to seven) victims responded to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. One victim is listed in critical condition, other victims have non-life threatening injuries.

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