The shooting occurred around 2:40 a.m. in the area of U.S. 40 highway and Phelps Road- where an Independence officer found the victim.
The man had reportedly been shot through the back window of the vehicle he was in- and suffered 2 gunshot wounds to his right shoulder.
Around that same time- a vehicle crash came in to authorities in the 15000 block of East U.S. 40.
An "18-year-old pregnant female" suffered a minor "knee injury" in that crash- according to an AMR-EMS unit that ran the call "mutual-aid" for KC-MO's FD-EMS.
The driver refused EMS treatment or transport- and some reports were that this crash occurred as the couple was "trying to get away from the shooting."
Police haven't confirmed that aspect of this two-pronged incident.