Kansas City police: 1 dead, 7 hurt after shooting, crash

AP News
Posted: Sep 16, 2015 11:49 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say one person is dead and six children are critically injured after a car accident that happened amid a gunfight. A seventh person was wounded by gunfire.

Sgt. Kari Thompson said in a statement that police believe the occupants of two vehicles were exchanging gunfire Tuesday night when one vehicle struck a nearby uninvolved vehicle.

Thompson says 30-year-old Mariana Hernandez-Gonzales was in the uninvolved vehicle when she was killed. Six children who were passengers in the same vehicle were taken to hospitals in critical condition.

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She says an occupant of one vehicle involved in the gunfight was also hospitalized in critical condition.

Thompson tells The Associated Press police have a person of interest in custody.

No identities were released, and no further details were immediately available.