Fatal Shooting Aboard Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner in Lee’s Summit
Police were dispatched to the Amtrak station in Independence in regards to a gunshot victim on Amtrak's Missouri River Runner Friday night at 9:19 PM CST.
Upon arriving at the station, in the 1100 block of West Pacific, Independence Police discovered one victim. Lifesaving measures were attempted but the victim succumbed to his injuries. KMBC television, and other outlets, are reporting the victim is Richie T. Aaron of Independence.
Police learned the shooting took place at the Lee's Summit Amtrak Station at 3rd and Main. And Lee's Summit Police have taken over the investigation with support from the Independence Police Department.
Lee's Summit Police are working to establish the timeline of events leading up to the shooting on the train as it was stopped at Lee's Summit station.
The Initial investigation revealed that the train car in which the shooting took place was not very full and that passengers that heard the gunshots didn't realize a man had been shot.
The suspect in the case, also a passenger, left the train in Lee's Summit and fled. The victim was not found until after the train left Lee's Summit and the next available place for the train to stop was Independence. Emergency Medical Personnel met the train to render aid to the victim.
No other details are available at this time.