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Sunday, August 29, 2010

KC-KS Motorcycle Crash- Three-Injury Shooting Highlights Sunday Morning Metro K.C. News

With comfortable temperatures in the middle-70's early this late-August Sunday morning- Metro emergency services were active...




Police fire and EMS units from both sides of the state line responded to and worked a crash involving a motorcycle and it's driver on the Kansas side of the I-70 Lewis & Clark viaduct about 2:45 a.m..


The crash caused the motorcycle to burst into flames and the driver lost at least one limb.


That person was taken to a Metro hospital in critical condition.

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Around 4:05 a.m. there was a shooting reported in KC-KS that injured 3 women.


 The call came in for the 1900 block of North Tennyson- but could have occurred in the 3400 block of Longwood.


Two women- "a 22-year-old" and "a 24-year-old"- both "shot in the left thigh"- were taken to a Metro medical trauma center in good condition.


A third woman was reportedly hit in the foot by a bullet fragment.

 There wasn't any suspect information- and at least one of the victims may have been related to a KC-KS Police department employee.

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An early-morning police pursuit of a possibly intoxicated driver wound through at least 4 cities in 3 counties.



 It all began around 12:35 a.m. when a KC-MO police officer observed the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck run through a stoplight and driving carelessly on 39th Street at U.S. 71-Watkins Expressway.


The Ram sped off northbound on U.S. 71 when the officer tried to stop the truck.  The chase then went west on I-670 into KC-KS at reported speeds of "80-90 m.p.h.."


The pursuit wound around residential streets in eastern KC-KS before the driver headed south to I-35 and went southbound into Johnson County.


The chase went south to Metcalf- then turned around back north on I-35 to exit at Southwest Boulevard where it went east to Rainbow.


The chase that included both the KC-MO police and a Kansas Highway Patrol helicopters went south on Rainbow- then at 12:49 a.m.- the chase ended in the Westport area when the suspect vehicle crash.

 No one was injured during or after the pursuit- and the driver was taken into custody.

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A carjacking was reported by the KC-MO police in the Crossroads area around 1:50 a.m..



 It was reported that "a purple Lexus" was taken from the victim by "two black males armed with a gun" at 20th Street and Southwest Boulevard.


The carjacking victim was not injured.

Please watch KSHB-41 NBC Action News at 8 a.m.- 5 and 10 p.m....
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