Kansas City, Mo. Two off-duty Kansas City police officers were shot Saturday night in the city's West Bottoms warehouse district, authorities said.
The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. near a haunted house Halloween attraction, police spokesman Steve Young said. A witness said at least 20 to 30 shots were fired in a volley that lasted about two minutes.
Both of the officers are male, one was in critical condition late Saturday at Truman Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the lower portion of his body, a nursing supervisor said. The other officer, who is 28, was in serious condition at the Kansas University Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.
The officers were working in the crowded area when they observed at least two prowlers, Young said.
The officers began to chase the suspects, a fight ensued and the officers were shot, Young said. It was not known whether the officers fired their weapons.
At least two suspects were in custody.