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Kansas City police: Officer accidentally shot neighbour

April 06, 2020 - 5:00 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer who told investigators he shot his neighbour when his service weapon unintentionally fired.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday, when the officer called for help saying he had accidentally shot his neighbour, a news release from police said. Police said a preliminary investigation showed the officer was inside his home when his service weapon fired and the round entered the home of his neighbour, hitting a man in his 30s.

Police did not release the names of the victim or the officer.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in stable condition. Police said the officer — a 24-year veteran assigned to the Metro Patrol Division — will be on administrative leave until the investigation into the shooting in concluded.

The department's homicide unit is conducting the investigation, police said.

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