From the Kansas City Star of July 7, 2009
Two injured in early-morning shootings in KC
A homeowner shot a man outside his home with a shotgun early today. Police were investigating whether the gunman was responsible for a shooting that occurred one block away moments earlier.
The incident began about 4:30 a.m. when a caller told police someone was firing a shotgun into an apartment in the 500 block of Gillis Street. The apartment was occupied, but no one was hit.
Officers responding to the call encountered a man in a truck who had suffered a minor wound, possibly from a shotgun pellet.
Moments later, police received another call from a man who heard a commotion outside his home in the 500 block of Troost Avenue. The homeowner saw a man running with a shotgun and told him to drop the weapon. The man with the shotgun allegedly threatened the homeowner and the homeowner shot him.
The shotgun-wielding man suffered serious injuries, police said.
Police were investigating both shootings.