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Thu May 28, 2020, 03:33 AM

Kansas soldier stopped active shooter in Leavenworth, saving 'countless lives': police

A Fort Leavenworth soldier intervened to stop an active shooter on the Centennial Bridge Wednesday morning, “likely saving countless lives,” the local police chief said.

The incident unfolded about 11 a.m. when a man appeared to be firing shots at random on the busy bi-state bridge, which connects Leavenworth and Platte County over the Missouri River, Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said.

One person, who appeared to be an unintended target, was hit.

A soldier from nearby Fort Leavenworth was waiting in traffic when he witnessed the shooting, Kitchens said. The soldier stopped the person, he said, “by striking the shooter with his vehicle.”

Kitchens said the soldier’s actions brought an end to the shooting. Leavenworth police were called to investigate.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article243031941.html

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