Pair of KCMO shootings leave two injured, suspect on loose - KCTV5

Pair of KCMO shootings leave two injured, suspect on loose

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The first shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. in the 10900 block of Marsh Avenue. (KCTV5) The first shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. in the 10900 block of Marsh Avenue. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Authorities in Kansas City have arrested two people and are searching for another suspect after a pair of shootings early Friday morning.

The first shooting happened about 3:45 a.m. in the 10900 block of Marsh Avenue.

Police say a group was gathering at an area elementary school playground.

When they arrived several witnesses say they heard gun shots.

A teen was shot in the leg.

"Then, for it to happen like you said on a playground, a teenager, I praise God he was only shot in the leg so you know that is the only comforting thing about this. There could be another parent without a child,” said. Tina Miller, who lives by the school.

The teen was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are looking for a suspect in the area.

Two people were arrested in another shooting one mile from the area.

The second shooting happened about 12:40 in the 10700 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.

The victim said he was walking from a business in the location when a group on people approached him and robbed him at gun point. The suspects took of his wallet and cell phone.

The suspects then broke the victim's cell phone on the ground and shot him.

The victim then walked to the 10700 block of Sycamore Terrace where he was met by emergency personnel and taken to an area hospital.

Authorities have not said whether or not they believe the shootings are connected.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS.

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