KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police closed all lanes of northbound Interstate 49 at Red Bridge Road in Kansas City to investigate a shooting Thursday.
Officers responded to the area shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday morning. The interstate reopened several hours later.
Investigators determined the man shot had been chasing after his stolen vehicle. The gunman, a passenger in the stolen car, started shooting at the victim, hitting him.
During the shooting the victim lost control of the car he used to chase the thieves and crashed into a concrete highway divider.
Traffic cameras showed police and emergency crews blocking off the highway and forcing traffic onto the Red Bridge Road exit following the shooting.
Those cameras also show a blue SUV parked on the side of the highway.
The victim suffered serious injures and is hospitalized.
Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. All tips are anonymous.
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