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KC police continue investigations into 3 shootings

Kansas City police today are continuing to investigate three unrelated shootings within 30 minutes last night that injured five persons.

A man and a 15-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries in the first shooting at 9:42 p.m. in the 5000 block of Bellefountaine Avenue. Police said a domestic dispute sparked the drive-by shooting. The teen suffered a graze wound to the head and the man was hit in the arm.

Police believe they know who is responsible for the shooting, and officers were still looking for the suspects.

The second shooting occurred 11 minutes later in the parking lot of Royal Liquors at 801 Southwest Boulevard. Police said a group of men was chasing another man when one of the pursuers pulled a gun and began firing. But instead of hitting the intended target, the shots hit an innocent bystander in the parking lot, who suffered serious injuries. The bullets also shattered a window in a woman's car. The woman suffered cuts from broken glass.

The third shooting occurred at 10:09 p.m. in the 3500 block of E. 34th Street. Police said an ongoing dispute between neighbors apparently prompted the shooting, which left one person with a wound to the hand.

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