Independence police investigating shooting near E. 25th Terrace and Westport Road

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that sent one person to the hospital.

The incident was reported before 6 p.m. near East 25th Terrace and Westport Road.

According to police, a group of men were leaving a home in the area when the shooting happened.

Police said the shooting victim was in a vehicle. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Another person was reported to be injured but not shot.

Two people were taken into custody when police arrived. One was later released.

Police said this is an active investigation and ask that people avoid the area at this time.

Earlier police had said three people had been taken to the hospital with injuries.

FOX4 will continue to keep you updated as this story develops.

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