Detectives are questioning five people after a double shooting in Kansas City on Monday afternoon.
Authorities said two men were shot in their car just before 2 p.m. inside the Friendship Village Apartments located in the 4000 block of East 56th Terrace, which is just east of Swope Parkway.
Both of the men have life-threatening injuries, police said. One man was shot in the head and the other in the neck. Police initially said one person died at the scene. However, that information was incorrect.
Officer Darin Snapp said witnesses described a man jumping from the backseat of the car when the shots rang and ran off. Police do not consider the man a suspect, but called him a witness they very much want to talk to.
Investigators believe the shooters were up in an apartment shooting over a railing down into the car.
Police searched that apartment and found it was empty, but then they got a tip the shooters had moved into another apartment further down in the complex. That is where police found them and started negotiations to bring them out.
Just before 9 p.m., a SWAT team brought out four men and a woman and took them all in for questioning. The woman's 2-year-old and 6-month-old children were also inside the apartment. They are now with family.
A neighbor, who has just held his 7-year-old's birthday party outside his house, said it is time to address the all-too-frequent violence in his neighborhood.
"If you look at that stop sign, there is a bullet hole. If you look at my truck, you will see a bullet hole. We all can't run from the neighborhood. We all can't run from the community," neighbor Jerone Crabbe said.
Families were finally able to go back in their homes after the standoff forced police to keep everyone out for more than five hours. The apartment complex reopened about 10 p.m.
If anyone has any information regarding the shooting, they are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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