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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence Police Department says a victim is in serious condition following a Wednesday evening shooting.

Officers were called to the 15200 block of East 40th Street at about 7:30 p.m. and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene.

A suspect fled the scene, but witnesses provided police with information, and the suspect is now in custody.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

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