Police: 1 dead, four injured in Kansas City shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One person has been killed and four others injured in a drive-by shooting in a popular Kansas City entertainment district, police there said Saturday.
 
The shooting happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Westport in midtown Kansas City when a gunman fired shots from a white sport utility vehicle traveling in the district, police said. One man was killed, two other men were in critical condition and another man and a woman suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
 
A police spokesman, Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, said an off-duty officer witnessed the shooting and fired his gun at the SUV. Westport security officers also were also involved, but El-Ashkar said he could not give details. No officers were injured in the shooting, police said.
 
Police later found an SUV matching the description of the one involved in the shooting and bearing several bullet holes, and one person was arrested.
 
“This is a very large crime scene that will require several hours of investigation,” El-Ashkar said. “Crime scene investigators and detectives will be processing the scene for evidence. Detectives will be looking for any video available.”

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