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Reports of shooting during DeLaSalle High School graduation ceremony

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.



Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of a shooting incident during the DeLaSalle High School graduation ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City, Mo., Police Department reported that emergency crews were dispatched to the De La Salle Education Center at 3737 Troost Ave. around 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, following reports of a shooting.

Here is what the De La Salle Education Center graduation shooter posted on Snapchat.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered that an altercation had erupted between two groups during the ongoing graduation ceremonies.

During the incident, at least one person discharged a firearm.

Sources informed Channel3 NOW that two people were shot, with one potentially deceased, and multiple parked cars were struck by gunfire.

Additionally, several children and elderly individuals were trampled.

The DeLaSalle Education Center released the following statement.

A tragic incident occurred during the high school graduation ceremony at DeLaSalle High School. What began as a beautiful day with over 500 families and guests celebrating our largest graduating class in 20 years was marred by an unforeseen event.

Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the DLS security team and the Kansas City Police Department, no physical harm came to any students, families, or staff attending the graduation. Their swift and professional response ensured the safety of everyone present.

At this time, we are unable to provide further details regarding the incident.

DeLaSalle High School prays for the safety of all of Kansas City, and our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time.

No suspects have been identified, and there has been no information immediately released regarding any arrests.

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.