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Two people shot near UMKC campus, suspect still at large

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Two people were reportedly shot near the intersection of Oak Street and 51st on the UMKC Campus.

UMKC says there is no longer an active shooter threat after two people were shot in their car near the intersection of 51st Street and Oak Street in Kansas City, an area on the west side of campus with several restaurants and residence halls.

Two people were shot in a moving car on the UMKC campus on Wednesday evening.

The victims were driving in a car southbound on Oak Street, in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, when they were fired on by a pedestrian.

A bystander's photo of the scene, provided to KCUR, showed multiple bullet holes through the front windshield of a black Nissan sedan.

 Two people were shot in their car while driving southbound on Oak Street in Kansas City on Wednesday night.
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Two people were shot in their car while driving southbound on Oak Street in Kansas City on Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m., UMKC sent a follow-up alert declaring the active threat over: "The scene of the shooting incident at 51st and Oak has been secured."

The suspect remains at large. UMKC Police did not provide a description.

Both victims have been transported to a hospital. A Kansas City Police spokesperson said one victim is in serious condition, while the second victim has non-life-threatening injuries.

The victims were found in their car in the Whole Foods parking lot off 51st Street, an area on the west side of campus with a number of restaurants and residence halls.

One bystander told KCUR that the two victims were both young Black men.

Kansas City Police are investigating the shooting. According to a police spokesperson, the incident does not appear related to the university, but rather "was likely between individuals who knew each other and not something random."

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with more information.

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