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East side standoff ends shortly after midnight

Police say a standoff ended peacefully early today in the vicinity of 6th and Hardesty on Kansas City's east side.

The incident began at about 7 p.m. Thursday when shots were fired near 6th and Hardesty, police said. When officers arrived they found a 26-year-old man wounded. He was taken to an area hospital where he was reported in critical condition.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the victim and another man had been arguing and shots were fired. They also said the shooter had gone into a house near the shooting scene.

Police tried to contact the shooter at the house, then called an Operation 100 when the man refused to answer the door. Negotiators contacted people inside the house and eventually eight people left the residence. Investigators were interviewing those people to find out what may have occurred before the shooting.

The Operation 100 was ended at 12:10 a.m.

I wish this would end the random gunfire I tend to hear in the dark of the night, but I kind of doubt it will. One injured guy and eight questioned people aren't going to change much.

About two years ago, they did a big “sweep” of North Kansas City and ran a bunch of crackheads & meth chefs out of the slums along Parvin, and guess to where they all fled?


Welcome to my neighborhood, it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, won't you be, oh won't you be, please won't you be my neighbor?

This sucks, and continues to suck. This neighborhood was pretty darn nice when I moved here four years ago. It's just the two duplexes and the apartment building at the east end of the block that are lousing up the place.

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