Around 6 p.m.- it had been initially reported that someone fired upon two KC-MO cops on Gregory Boulevard near I-435.
The windshield of the police car had reportedly been shot-out by the unknown assailant.
According to a KANSAS CITY STAR story just published- the cops who thought someone was shooting at them was only a "backfiring van."
On top of that- it's reported that the 2 cops in their car shot-out THEIR OWN WINDSHIELD before they bailed out of their car.
More than 2 dozen cops responded to the now-apparently bogus call- and they had the freeway ramps and Gregory itself shut-down for more than 4 hours after the "backfire."