Off-duty officer comes upon 2 shot in wrecked vehicle

Off-duty officer comes upon 2 shot in wrecked vehicle

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – An off-duty police officer came upon what they thought was a crash, but instead found two people shot.

It happened about 8:20 p.m. on northbound U.S. Highway 71 near 39th Street.

The officer found an SUV rolled upside down, leaning on a fence, and inside the driver and passenger were shot. One person had life-threatening injuries and the other was seriously hurt. There were one or two children also inside, but they weren’t seriously hurt.

The officer also saw bullet holes on the outside of the SUV.

Someone who lives nearby said many people who live in the apartment complex close to the scene rant out, trying to help.