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Kansas City Police investigate shots fired at Westport CBD store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating after someone fired a shot at a Westport CBD store early Monday morning.

Emmitt Monslow, owner of Sacred Leaf, says Westport security called him about broken glass in his shop before 3 a.m.

“The only thing I’ve lost today is some money and some sleep. Other than that, I’m excited,” Monslow said, noting his excitement following the Chiefs’ AFC championship win hours earlier.

“[The bullet] it went through and shattered, and then put bullet fragments here and there,” Monslow said.

The holes were visible in the wall of his office at the store. The fragments were stopped by underlying bricks.

The KCPD says it is investigating a weapons discontinuation. Officers recovered several spent shell casings from the Westport Merchant Circle parking lot on Pennsylvania Ave.

Monslow says his cameras captured the incident, but detectives have told him not to share the video, saying it could jeopardize their investigation.

“From what we understand there was a dispute, the bars are closed and perhaps because of the parking lot or someone is blocking the parking lot, entering from the wrong side. Apparently there were a lot of hits. On camera it looks like there were a couple of people who hid behind the cars,” Monslow said.

This isn’t the first time Monslow has been a victim.

In April 2021, a break-in here cost them thousands in damage and lost product. He says he also faced crime at his since-closed Power and Light District headquarters.

“Thankfully, they didn’t take $20,000 worth of product this time, so just a random act of violence that just fell in the crossfire of,” Monslow said.

The Westport Entertainment District released a statement to FOX4 regarding the incident:

“While Westport is a popular place to watch and celebrate the Chiefs win, everything in the area was closed at the time of this incident at around 3am. Regardless, Westport’s security measures are extensive and 24/7. We are working with the police and our video surveillance and security are a huge aid to police investigations to apprehend and prosecute those involved.

The KCPD did not share any information on suspects or vehicles. Officers said there were no injuries.

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