17-year-old shot with life-threatening injuries near 12th and Topping

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 17-year-old is fighting for their life after being shot in the head Thursday evening.

According to Kansas City police, officers responded to a shooting call near E 12th and Topping before 6:30 p.m.

When they arrived, they found the teen suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses told police that they were driving in the area of Peery and Topping when another vehicle pulled up beside them and someone began firing shots.

Police have not released the victim’s identity at this time. No suspect description was available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Editor’s note: Police previously said the victim was a juvenile but later corrected that information.

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