KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenager is recovering after being shot outside of a Northland home Thursday evening.
Police believe it was a case of mistaken identity.
Officers responded to a home near N.E. Cookingham Drive and N. Tracy Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday and found the injured teenager suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Police said the teenager was picking up his siblings at a house on N.E. 115th Terrace, but mistakenly went to a house on N.E. 115th Street.
Officers transported the alleged shooter to the police department. The department said he’s been released pending further investigation.
KCPD said when it finishes investigating the case, it will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office to determine if charges are warranted.
It’s a situation far from normal in the neighborhood.
“I don’t know anything about the circumstances, but it was a bad deal. It’s bad. It’s a bad deal for everybody. It’s something that happened in the neighborhood — we never have an incident up here like that,” neighbor Kendall Smith said.
At the house on N.E. 115th Terrace where the siblings were, individuals inside told FOX4 that all the teen did was ring the doorbell, but they didn’t want to comment further.
Police have not released any further information.