Two injured Friday in shooting near this West Bottoms haunted house

Kansas City police are investigating after two people said they were shot outside the Edge of Hell haunted house in the West Bottoms Friday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., police were called to Truman Medical Center after two shooting victims with non-life threatening injuries arrived in the emergency room, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Jacob Becchina said in an email.

The victims, Becchina said, told police they were near the Edge of Hell haunted house when they heard shots and saw people running. The victims then realized they had been shot and went to the hospital.

Police did not find a crime scene near the West Bottoms haunted houses, Becchina said.

Friday night was the opening night for the haunted houses, according to the Edge of Hell’s website. The Edge of Hell’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to The Star’s request for comment.

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Two injured in shooting near West Bottoms haunted house

Kansas City police are investigating after two people said they were shot outside the Edge of Hell haunted house in the West Bottoms Friday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., police were called to Truman Medical Center after two shooting victims with non-life threatening injuries arrived in the emergency room, Kansas City Police Department spokesman Jacob Becchina said in an email.

The victims, Becchina said, told police they were near the Edge of Hell haunted house when they heard shots and saw people running. The victims then realized they had been shot and went to the hospital.

Police did not find a crime scene near the West Bottoms haunted houses, Becchina said.

Friday night was the opening night for the haunted houses, according to the Edge of Hell’s website. The Edge of Hell’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to The Star’s request for comment.

Gun violence will be the subject of a new, statewide journalism project The Star is undertaking in Missouri this year in partnership with the national service program Report for America and sponsored in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. As part of this project, The Star will seek the community’s help.

To contribute, visit Report for America online at reportforamerica.org.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.

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