7 wounded in shooting in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Seven people were wounded in an extended shooting spread out across a few Kansas City blocks.

Police spokeswoman Capt. Stacey Graves said in a statement that officers responded to a report of shots being fired at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in south Kansas City and arrived to see people shooting at each other. Graves says one officer opened fired due to safety reasons.

She says officers also saw people firing at one another from vehicles near the initial scene.

Graves says six people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds and one person is in critical condition. A seventh person said he was shot by police and was treated for minor injuries.

Graves says the officer who fired his weapon is on administrative leave, and police are questioning possible suspects.