KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) –One male and one female have died and one suspect is in custody after a shooting at Kansas City, Kansas market and deli Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler first posted a tweet about 3:30 p.m. stating that officers encountered a person who fired shots at them in the area of 81 North Mill Street.

In a release Wednesday evening, a department spokesperson said officers first received a report of a shooting just after 3 p.m.

When police arrived on the scene, they entered the market and found one victim who had been shot and killed. He was later identified as 62-year-old Dennis Edwards of Kansas City, Kansas.

Officers said the suspect then appeared and pointed a handgun at officers, at which point officers fired at the suspect and withdrew from the building to take cover.

Negotiators responded to the scene and made contact with the suspect, who surrendered after two hours.

The suspect was taken into custody and officers began searching the market, at which they found another victim who KCTV5 News was originally told had been killed from gunfire.

On Thursday, KCTV5 News was told that the woman victim is in critical condition. As of Friday afternoon, the woman died from her injuries and has been identified as 42-year-old Lachell Day of Kansas City, Kansas. 

The department noted that no officers who responded to the scene were hurt.

The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, who asks that anyone with information on the shooting call the TIPS Hotline at 86-474-TIPS (8477).

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