Two kids have been rescued, shooting suspect has been taken into custody

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A standoff with police ended just before 1:30 p.m. when the suspect surrendered to police without further incident. The kids that were in the house with the shooting suspect were rescued by police. After the kids were rescued the suspect remained in the house and continued to fire shots at officers.

“The officers and commanders involved in this incident showed tremendous bravery and professionalism. The suspect was taken into custody without further violence,” Police spokesman David Jackson said.

It all started when police were called to the area of 44th and Norton Saturday morning to investigate the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot.  They were able to get her out of the house and she was taken to the hospital for treatment of her non life-threatening injuries.

While officers were investigating, they discovered that the suspect and two children were upstairs.  The officers requested for the suspect to come outside and surrender, and he refused. 

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