Aug 04, 2020 3:13 PM

Police officer, 1 other hurt in Kansas shooting

Posted Aug 04, 2020 3:13 PM
Police on the scene of the investigation photo courtesy KCTV
Police on the scene of the investigation photo courtesy KCTV

KANSAS CITY, KAN. (AP) — Two people, including a police officer, were hurt in an ambush shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, as officers sought to arrest a person in an earlier shooting, police there said.

The incident began Monday evening with reports of a shooting on Farrow Avenue, where officers found a person injured. During the investigation of that shooting, police were sent to a home where a person of interest was reported to be. Police arrested one person at the home.

As officers were leaving the home, officers came under gunfire from a nearby tree line, police said. One resident of the home was shot, and police said an officer was injured, but did not say whether that injury consisted of a gunshot. Neither the resident nor the officer’s injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

Police said an officer returned fire, but that whoever had ambushed the officers fled from the area. Police continued Tuesday to search for the shooter or shooters.