Two shot in area of West Bottoms haunted house Friday night

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCPD says two people were shot and hurt late Friday night while they were in the area of the Edge of Hell Haunted House, and went to Truman Medical Center to get treatment.

KCPD tells FOX4 that at about 11:30 p.m., the two people struck said they heard shots and saw people running from the area of 1300 W. 12th Street, the address of the haunted house. They realized they were hit and went to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Police say their injuries are non-life threatening. Officers conducted a search of the area but didn’t locate a crime scene. No arrests have been announced, and there are no current suspect descriptions.

Friday night, both the Edge of Hell and The Beast haunted houses in the West Bottoms had opening nights for the Halloween season.

The Edge of Hell provided this statement on Saturday afternoon:

The Beast and Edge of Hell Haunted attractions closed on opening night before everyone in line could get through, shortly before midnight. There were a few incidents reported of people cutting in line that resulted in disturbances. Police and security were able to diffuse the situation, and the haunted houses took the extra precaution of closing to disperse those involved.

The haunted attractions’ management appreciate the overwhelming support and patience as the staff correctly implemented 2020 safety protocols. Due to protocols in place, the wait to get inside was longer than usual. Additional staff and security will be ready to assist visitors outside the haunted attractions for the remainder of the season. Both haunted attractions have operated for decades, and as a small business, their perseverance reflects their gratitude to their haunt fans, their employees, and the city.

Beast and Edge of Hell management

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