Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in northeast Kansas City.
The two and another teen had just left Budd Park and were simply walking down the street when they were shot about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday. They managed to make their way to a nearby home where they called for aid.
One of the teens was shot in the stomach and is now fighting for his life. A second teen was also shot but is expected to survive.
Three 16-year-old boys had left Budd Park and were walking near Chelsea Avenue and Budd Park Esplanade when they came across another group of three males and two females, who also were apparently in their teens, police said.
Someone in the group of five asked the first group, "Do you have a problem?" Someone in that group of five then opened fire with a shotgun, hitting two of the three 16 year olds who were unarmed and did not fire back.
The five Hispanics fled the scene, traveling eastbound. The three males were wearing black hoodies. No description of the females has been released.
Police believe the two groups belonged to rival gangs.
KCTV5's Sandra Olivas is at the scene and will have live updates on KCTV5 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Refresh this page for updates.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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