Two workers shot at Kansas elementary school

Authorities are investigating a shooting that left two employees injured at a suburban Kansas City elementary school. Overland Park police spokesman Officer John Lacy says the shooting happened Tuesday at Sunrise Point Elementary School.


Police in suburban Kansas City say a suspect has been taken into custody in a Tuesday morning crime spree that spanned three scenes and left two contract workers at an elementary school in critical condition. In the first incident, two workers outside Sunrise Point Elementary school in Overland Park were shot and wounded. School is out of session and no students were at the school at the time of the shooting.

Authorities say the two wounded contractors, both men, were not school employees. They say the two men were part of a group of up to six workers in the area and that the suspect in the case was a fellow contractor, police say. The workers had been at the school renovating a playground, and the shooting happened after some kind of argument, KCTV reports.

The suspect fled and attempted a carjacking at a nearby car wash, police say. Police say shots were fired but no one was hit.

When that carjacking was unsuccessful, the suspect carjacked another vehicle, described as a Black 2011 Denali.

Police later said they located the vehicle abandoned, but the suspect was still at large. Lacy said via Twitter just before noon that police had surrounded a home near W. 159th and Rosewood in relation to the shooting, and the suspect was soon after arrested outside the home, the station reports.

No one else was injured.

The names of the suspect and the victims have not been released. There was no word of a motive.

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