A shooting at a Kansas City shopping center has left at least three dead, including the gunman, police said.
Two of the victims were shot about 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ward Parkway Center in south Kansas City. The gunman went inside the mall and is believed to have fired more shots, wounding at least two people, police spokesman Tony Sanders said.
The man was shot to death inside the mall, but police were still trying to determine exactly who shot him, Sanders said. His body remained inside the mall early Sunday evening.
Sanders said the entire incident began about 2 p.m. at another location, when police went to a home to investigate a report of a person who had not been seen by relatives for days. The person was found dead and his car was missing, Sanders said.
Around 3:15 p.m., an officer was shot in the arm after pulling over a man who was driving the victim's car. The officer, whose wound was not life-threatening, returned fire. The car took off and was later seen at the mall.
Police received several calls from people who saw a man with a "long gun" at the mall, Sanders said. The gunman shot two people in the parking lot, killing them, then went inside the mall and fired more shots, Sanders said.
The mall, one of the city's busiest shopping centers, was shut down and officers were going through each store, Sanders said.