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Police link Kansas City-area highway shootings

KC Police Investigate Connection In 13 Highway Shootings


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say they have linked some of the apparently random shootings targeting vehicles traveling on Kansas City-area highways over the past month.

Kansas City, Mo., police didn't indicate Wednesday what led them to that conclusion.

Federal authorities are helping investigate 13 shooting incidents between March 8 and April 6, three in which drivers were wounded.

Ten of the shootings took place in Kansas City, while the other three were in the suburbs of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, Mo., and Leawood, Kan.

Police say several other possible victims came forward after hearing about the shootings in the media, but it's unclear how many are connected.

They also say victims and witnesses have provided inconsistent statements, making it difficult to get a grip on how many of the shootings are related.

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joefromwolfcreek April 10 2014 at 2:29 PM

In a few days, this story will disappear just like the one I read a few months ago about a sicko in a pickup truck running people off the road and shooting at them. He supposedly ran a guy off the road, walked up to his car and killed him. Never heard anything else about this particular case since.

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mlynnm55 April 10 2014 at 3:27 PM

Love the headline on the beginning screen about shootings in Kansas. Unfortunately they are not in Kansas they are in Missouri. Not proud of that but it is the truth.

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NAOMI mlynnm55 April 10 2014 at 3:48 PM

Our kids knowledge of US geography is terrible. It is articles like this that tend to confuse even more.

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PHANTOM6838 mlynnm55 April 10 2014 at 4:09 PM

They renamed Missouri , Misery years ago.

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Viper1ex19 April 10 2014 at 7:04 PM

Kansas must not have traffic cameras on every corner like Florida does.

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rayandkrisneu April 10 2014 at 7:30 PM

This was happening in Indiana last year. As I recall, they caught the guy.

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Joe Fam April 10 2014 at 9:10 PM

Bringing back the concept of "outlaws" would eliminate a lots of problems. An outlaw is someone who is outside the protection for the law. Therefore, anyone can do as they will to him (shoot, torture, cut of their right hand, etc. ) and the outlaw has no legal recourse. Ah, for the days of old..

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Georgia Gardner April 10 2014 at 3:49 PM

We had a similar group of shooting incidents several years ago in Columbus, Ohio, perpetrated by a person nicknamed the "270 shooter" for our city outerbelt number. If I remember correctly, he was found to be an off-meds victim of mental illness, and I think he was eventually discovered and turned in by family members. One person was killed here in the string of shootings, so it's no laughing matter, nor should it be exploited for political purposes. Make your arguments after people stop living in fear.

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just chiefs fans April 10 2014 at 5:10 PM

Why do people have to hurt or try to hurt innocent people. And then there could be children involved god help you whoever you are.

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Velocity105 April 10 2014 at 10:47 PM

Don't they even have a color and make on the car the person(s) was/were in or were they on foot?

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potmind Velocity105 April 11 2014 at 12:23 AM

If the shooter is in the bushes, outside the fence... take a guess.

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dashdzl April 10 2014 at 10:37 PM

people who do this ought to have the **** kicked out of them before they go to jail

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rglennt dashdzl April 10 2014 at 10:49 PM

give them to me I will just because I have PTSD having one stuck in my pumped and fired 6 times. I'd hunt the mother fckr down shoot nuts off so he'd be someones btch in prison,

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billmaske dashdzl April 10 2014 at 11:11 PM

same as the old Fort Hood shooter

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genegene002 April 10 2014 at 10:33 PM

Some police Depts have access to a device that can pin point the position of shots fired onto a map using the decible of the shot they can then track or mark recently used positions. They were trying it in the Dc sniper case But ended up finding them 2 sleeping in a parked car!!

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