Kansas City-area man charged in bridge shooting fired with handgun, AR-15

June 28, 2020 - 9:08 am
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Court records say a Kansas City-area man charged with randomly shooting into traffic last month on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri fired 15 rounds from a handgun before retrieving an AR-15-style rifle from his car and shooting at least 23 more rounds. 

The Kansas City Star reports that a criminal affidavit released Friday in the case against 37-year-old Joseph Westrem describes the May 27 shooting that ended with a Fort Leavenworth soldier hitting Westrem with his truck to stop him. One person was taken to the hospital after being struck with gunfire.

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