House on Garfield Avenue shot while 4 children were inside - KCTV5

House on Garfield Avenue shot while 4 children were inside

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Four children were inside the house when someone hit it with gunfire. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV) Four children were inside the house when someone hit it with gunfire. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A house in the 5300 block of Garfield Ave. was hit by gunfire while four small children were inside just after midnight on Sunday.

When officers arrived at the scene, they talked to the seven people who were inside the house when it was shot. 

Mary Lee, who lives in the home with her family, said the shooting happened during a party at the house.

They had seen a blue Dodge Caravan being driven by an unknown black woman that had an unknown black man in the passenger seat. The van circled the block several times. 

Lee said the woman showed up with her friends looking for her lost cell phone, which she had tracked to the house. She accused two people at the party of taking it. 

Lee said that those two people do not live there. 

When her guests went outside to talk to the woman, she pulled out a gun and started shooting. 

Several shots were fired at the house, hitting the front of it at least five times. Shell casings would later be found in the street in front of the house.

The suspects fled the scene in the van, heading north on Garfield Avenue. 

One person was shot in the leg. There were four small children inside the house at the time of the shooting. 

The incident is classified as an aggravated assault. 

The family is shaken up and angry that the incident escalated into violence. 

"I was mostly fearful for the children," Lee said. "Mostly because of the situation where the guys don't live here. It shouldn't have went down that way. People need to get themselves together. Take it somewhere else or don't take it all. Just leave it. It's not necessary."

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