City employee shot while driving to work, flags down bus for help

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police in Kansas City, Missouri are investigating after a shooting left one person in critical condition early Wednesday morning.

Police say the shooting happened near 41st and Spruce just before 7 a.m.

Investigators determined that a man, who is a city employee, was leaving his home to go to work when several men fired shots at his vehicle. Police say the man was shot in the leg.

The victim, who is described as a man in his early 30s, flagged down a bus for help. None of the nine students that were on the bus were involved in the shooting.

The school district says the bus driver did everything right and stayed on the bus with the doors locked and called 911.

According to officers, the victim's  injuries are critical but non-life threatening.

The victim, who is currently being treated at a local hospital,  told police that he heard several shots fired during the shooting.

No suspect description has been released yet. The investigation is ongoing.

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

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