Shootout on I-70 leaves 1 dead - KCTV5

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Shootout on I-70 leaves 1 dead

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Police said a driver was killed after the vehicle he was driving was shot at and crashed.

The incident began about 3:10 p.m. Thursday with an exchange of gunfire between both vehicles on Interstate 70 near Troost Avenue before moving south into the area of 13th Street and Lydia Avenue, police said.

It was there that the occupants of a silver Dodge Charger fired more shots at a gray SUV.

The SUV crashed and flipped into a fence. The driver was killed. Police don't know if the victim's death is a result of the shooting or the crash, but they are treating it as a homicide.

Police believe an assault rifle was used to fire the shots.

The silver Dodge Charger with an unknown number of occupants was last seen heading northbound on Lydia towards the highway.

Police are also investigating but haven't been able to confirm reports of weapons, including an AK-47, in the Dodge Charger. Police did find multiple large-caliber shell casings, that they say came from an assault rifle.

Reports that the man who died was alone in the vehicle, which contradicts earlier reports that he had a passenger who was injured.

One witness described hearing the sound of 13 gunshots.

Emmett Ford was playing with his young niece and nephew on a playground when he heard the sound of too-close-for-comfort shots.

"We were actually just on the swingset playing with a little fire truck and then the gunshots went off," he said. "My nephew and another boy were right by me, and I pushed them to the ground. My niece was 10 feet away, and I yelled for her to get down."

The ramp from I-70 westbound to Harrison Street was due to emergency vehicles. The ramp is a few blocks from the crash site.

The victim was identified Friday as 33-year-old Clavin Antwine.

 KCTV5's DeAnn Smith contributed to this report.

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