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Kansas City Police Searching For Northland Shooting Suspect

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Updated, 2:15 p.m. Wednesday: Police officers are still searching for a man suspected of  shooting a 46-year-old woman and her teenage daughter Tuesday morning.

A Kansas City Police Department spokeswoman said officers were investigating a residence near 103rd Street and North Virginia Avenue in the Northland, close to where the shooting occurred.

The spokeswoman confirmed police were searching a different house than the one where the two victims were found.

Victims Michelle and Reagan Class remained in critical condition.

Husband and father Dan Class posted a message on Facebook thanking friends for an outpouring of support.

The original post continues below:  

Kansas City police officers were conducting a search Wednesday morning for a male suspect connected to a Northland shooting Tuesday that left a stay-at-home mother and her teen daughter in critical condition.

Investigators say the shooting took place at a home near 102nd Street and North Virginia, in a far northern part of Kansas City. 

Witnesses in the neighborhood describe the man as white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has dark hair and a scruffy beard and was last seen wearing a gray or dirty white shirt and dark pants.

Police said the victims, a woman and her 14-year old daughter, remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

For a time Tuesday, several area schools were placed under lock-down while the search was being conducted.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is urged to call 816-474-TIPS.

Kyle Palmer is the editor of the Shawnee Mission Post, a digital news outlet serving Northeast Johnson County, Kansas. He previously served as KCUR's news director and morning newscaster.
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