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2 wounded after shots fired into crowd in Kansas City

July 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting in Kansas City’s Westport bar and entertainment district as business owners in the area work to add new security measures.

Twenty-four-year-old Davontae McCutchen is charged with assault and other felonies for allegedly firing shots into a crowd early Sunday. A second man, 26-year-old Anthony Boykin, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors say Boykin was armed and standing near McCutchen when gunfire erupted. The victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

The Kansas City Star reports that business owners are working to meet city mandated requirements so sidewalks in the area can be privatized on weekend nights. The goal of privatization is to allow new security measures for keeping weapons out.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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