KANSAS CITY, Mo.—A neighborhood in southeast Kansas City was on a high alert after someone fired shots. Despite people running for cover and a nearby school being locked down, neighbors are furious that the crime will go unpunished. The gun fight started at 58th & Highland near Hogan Prep Academy Middle School.
Kansas City Police found a shooting victim near 59th Street and Blue Hills Road. Neighbors say gun shots are a familiar sound in the area. They're aggravated by the fact that nothing will be done about the latest shooting incident.
Two cars of men were firing shots at one another in the neighborhood on Monday. Dozens of neighbors, a daycare and a school were all in the line of fire. Some students were outside at the Middle School when bullets were flying through the air. A spokesperson for the school says the kids were not in the line of fire and feels they were safe.
Shooting victim doesn't want to prosecute. Community activist Alvin Brooks says people need to change their attitudes when it comes to situations like this.
"People should tell when they hear something or see something," said community activist Alvin Brooks.
The victim was shot in the shoulder. He is expected to survive. No suspects are in custody.