UPDATE: Shooting Outside Kansas School Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — One man was killed and another critically wounded Tuesday after a co-worker opened fire on two contract workers outside a suburban Kansas City elementary school. No children were in the school when the shooting happened just after 9 a.m. at Sunrise Point Elementary School in Overland Park, Kansas, a well-to-do suburb. The suspect was tracked to a home near the shooting scene where he was arrested. He was jailed but charges had not been filed as of Tuesday afternoon. One of the men underwent surgery but died a few hours after the shooting, police spokesman John Lacy said. The second man was hospitalized in critical condition. Their names have not been released. The injured men were employees of a contractor that was installing synthetic turf at the school's playground. Police told the Kansas City Star the shooting happened after an argument.
Police said the suspect ran from the school and tried unsuccessfully to carjack a vehicle at a carwash. He was then able to steal a GMC Denali at gunpoint.
The empty SUV was found a short time later at the home of the carjacking victim, police said. A SWAT team surrounded the home for about two hours and tried unsuccessfully to make contact with the suspect. When an armored police vehicle began to move toward the home around noon, the suspect surrendered peacefully, police said. Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez described the circumstances as "bizarre to say the least."
Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Overland Park Elementary School
According to the Kansas City Star, a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting that took place this (TUE) morning at an elementary school in Overland Park.
Police: 2 Workers Shot, Wounded by Co-Worker at Overland Park Elementary School
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left two employees injured at an Overland Park elementary school. KMBC-TV reports that police spokesman John Lacy says the shooting happened today (TUE) at Sunrise Point Elementary School in the Blue Valley school district. No students were hurt. The Wichita Eagle reports that, according to police, the suspect was a co-worker of the men who were shot and that the shooting happened after an argument. Police say the shooting suspect fled and a few minutes later attempted to carjack someone at a car wash at 151st Street and Metcalf Avenue. Shots were fired there, but no one was hit. A few minutes later, the same suspect stole another vehicle at gunpoint near 148th Street and Metcalf. That victim was not hurt but was shaken. Residents in the surrounding neighborhood were told to stay in their homes. This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.