KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – Several people are dead after a shooting early Sunday morning in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Police Department was called to the intersection of 57th Street and Prospect around 4:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they said they found three people — two men and a woman — dead in a parking lot and a road, department spokesman Jake Becchina told the Associated Press.
The victims were found outside an unnamed business known to be operating after hours, KCPD Chief Stacey Graves said.
“If the business knows that there are people there, without security, selling alcohol, and preventing our laws, that business should be closed,” Mayor Quinton Lucas Tweet Sunday morning.
Since then, officials have found at least five more victims who took themselves to the hospital with injuries. So far, there are eight victims in total.
KCPD is still investigating what led to the shooting. They are currently collecting evidence and watching cameras. Currently, there is no information on the suspect as the investigation continues.
Police also responded to a nearby shooting on Prospect Avenue near 31st Street around 3 a.m. and said the injuries were critical, though they did not say how many were injured.
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