Police investigate shooting at metro car dealership

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are investigating after witnesses say a Kansas City car dealership owner was shot on the job after two suspects attempted to rob him.

Police were still searching for the gunman on Thursday after the shooting, which stopped metro drivers in her tracks.

“The guy asked me to stop, call the police call the police,” said Lanisha Burtin.

She said the man was running from midland auto sales near 78th and Troost. He was bleeding and had been shot.

Witnesses say it all started when two gunmen ran into the dealership and demanded money. When the owner refused, witnesses claim the suspects shot the owner twice.

The two men fled and the owner waved down Burtin as she was driving on Troost for help.

“He said they took his phone as well, people across the street ended up starting to come over. I called the police until they came,” she said.

Witnesses say the suspects were young men. One was wearing a red hoody, the other was wearing a black sweater with a face mask.

FOX 4 was told the owner remains hospitalized as of Thursday night but is in stable condition.

Police have not made any arrests.

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

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