BREAKING NEWS WATCH LIVE: Huntsville, Madison County officials speak about area’s coronavirus outbreak Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

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.

Article Comments

Huntsville
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 68°
Florence
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 70°
Fayetteville
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 66°
Decatur
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 67°
Scottsboro
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 68°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

 

 

Community Events