Two Critically Injured In Kansas Shooting At Elementary School


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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter
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Police have arrested a gunman who shot and critically wounded two contract workers at an elementary school in suburban Kansas City on Tuesday, according to Overland Park Police.

The two victims were hired by the school on a team of at least six workers to renovate Sunrise Point Elementary School playground in Overland Park, and the suspected shooter is believed to be one of the men who was working with them. The men got into an argument, which caused the suspect to open fire, according to reports by the Associated Press.  (RELATED: Shooter Barricaded The Back Door To Prevent Capital Gazette Staffers From Fleeing)

The suspect shot the two workers at the school and took off, attempting to carjack a vehicle at a nearby car wash unsuccessfully. Although he did fire his gun, no one was injured.

He then carjacked a Black 2011 Denali with KS Tag 208BAB. Police located the stolen vehicle at the owner’s home and surrounded the house with armored vehicles. The suspect tried to flee the home but police tackled and arrested him and he is now in custody, according to Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes.

Police said they are unsure what led the suspect to that home, saying it’s “bizarre to say the least.”

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