Man with rifle shoots 3 police officers in Kansas City

A manhunt is underway for the shooter

Posted: Jul. 15, 2018 2:35 PM
Updated: Jul. 15, 2018 3:32 PM

A manhunt was on for a gunman who shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, during a confrontation Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The shooting erupted just after noon on the east side of the city as undercover and tactical officers were conducting an investigation, the Kansas City Police Department said in a series of tweets.

"They encountered a suspect who fired on officers with a rifle," police said in the tweets.

Three officers were struck by gunfire on Highway 40, police said.

The suspected gunman fled the scene in a vehicle, which was later found abandoned in a residential neighborhood near the intersection of 30th Street and Topping Avenue, police said.

The conditions of the wounded officers were not immediately released.

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