7 shot, 1 dead in KCK teenage Halloween party

Uninvited guests came and shot up the house, police say.
A shooting at a home near South 50th Street and Elmwood Avenue left at least two people wounded...
A shooting at a home near South 50th Street and Elmwood Avenue left at least two people wounded Monday evening.(Kimo Hood, KCTV5)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:07 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2022 at 11:34 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - A shooting at a large Halloween party home near South 50th Street and Elmwood Avenue left one person dead and six others injured Monday evening.

The Kansas City, KS, Police Department stated police were called to the area just west of I-635 and south of Metropolitan Avenue just after 9 p.m. for the shooting. According to law enforcement, 70-100 high school-aged people attended a house party via social media invite only, and the homeowners were present.

Some uninvited guests showed up and were asked to leave. They opened fire on the party while leaving. During that shooting, seven people suffered gunshot wounds. One of those people died. Another was admitted to the hospital and was stable as of Tuesday morning. The five others were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

KCK Police Chief Karl Oakman, Mayor Tyrone Garner, and Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree called a news conference Tuesday morning to ask the public for their help in finding the gunmen, a group of 4-6 people that came together, none of whom have been identified because they were wearing Halloween costumes and masks, Oakman said.

The party was by-invite via social media, which the homeowners had done before without issue. Oakman warned, though, that such parties can attract unwanted guests. Everyone at the party, other than the homeowners, were teenagers, mostly high school students. The uninvited group that the shooter came with included people older than the other party-goers, although the chief did not have an approximate age.