KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Friday night in the area of The Edge of Hell haunted house.
The Kansas City Police Department was called to a local hospital after two shooting juvenile victims walked into the emergency room around 11:30 p.m.
The victims told police that they were in the area of 1300 W. 12th when they heard shots and observed people running from the area.
"Based on victim statement, they had come out of the Edge of Hell and were 'going to get in line for another haunted house' when they heard what they thought were fireworks. They realized they had been shot so they went to the gas station nearby and arranged to get a ride to the hospital," a Kansas City police spokesperson said on Monday.
Both victims have non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers canvassed the area around the haunted houses but were unable to find the crime scene.
On Tuesday, police said investigators found some surveillance footage that would lead them to believe that there were two shots fired in the area of 11th and Hickory at the time of this report.
The Edge of Hell and Beast Management sent KCTV5 News a statement on Monday.
"According to Edge of Hell and Beast management, they do not believe this happened in association with the haunted houses given the accounts of police and security in the area. It is an open investigation that will validate this stance."
Police do not have any suspect information at this time.
Friday night was opening night for both The Edge of Hell and The Beast haunted houses.
Police said there were upwards of 2,000 people in that area that night.
A spokesperson for The Beast and The Edge of Hell sent a statement to KCTV5 News the day after the incident occurred.
“The Beast and Edge of Hell Haunted attractions closed on opening night before everyone in line could get through, shortly before midnight. There were a few incidents reported of people cutting in line that resulted in disturbances. Police and security were able to diffuse the situation, and the haunted houses took the extra precaution of closing to disperse those involved.
The haunted attractions’ management appreciate the overwhelming support and patience as the staff correctly implemented 2020 safety protocols. Due to protocols in place, the wait to get inside was longer than usual. Additional staff and security will be ready to assist visitors outside the haunted attractions for the remainder of the season. Both haunted attractions have operated for decades, and as a small business, their perseverance reflects their gratitude to their haunt fans, their employees, and the city.”
If you have any information, you are asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.