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https://fox4kc.com/news/leavenworth-police-say-incident-that-started-with-active-shooter-leads-closure-of-centennial-bridge/

 

 

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Nexstar) — An active-duty soldier at Fort Leavenworth is being hailed a hero for intervening and ending an active shooting on the Centennial Bridge Wednesday morning. Police say his actions saved multiple lives.

Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens said officers were called to the bridge at 11 a.m. for a report of shots fired that was originally reported as a result of road rage. When officers arrived they found one man with a gunshot wound and another man trapped under a car. Emergency crews took both to a Kansas City hospital with serious injuries.

As police investigated and spoke with witnesses they learned it wasn’t a road rage incident, but an active shooter who was stopped in the act.

“Learned this was an active shooter with multiple weapons on the bridge firing at cars with no particular association. There was an active-duty soldier assigned to Ft. Leavenworth waiting in traffic behind the event, saw the event unfold, determined it was an active shooter and intervened by striking the shooter with his vehicle, causing him to be critically injured, ending the encounter with the active shooter and likely saving countless lives,” Chief Kitchens said.

The man who suffered a gunshot wound is also an active-duty soldier at Ft. Leavenworth. The suspected shooter is a Platte County resident.

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Anybody who thinks a car is not a weapon is sadly mistaken or in total denial!!

 

This soldier used the weapon he had to get the job done!!

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18 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Anybody who thinks a car is not a weapon is sadly mistaken or in total denial!!

 

This soldier used the weapon he had to get the job done!!

 

Good situational awareness with a hefty dose of improvise, adapt, and overcome. 

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17 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

Good situational awareness with a hefty dose of improvise, adapt, and overcome. 


...and courage.

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Wish we had video of it happening.  Trying to imagine how he did it but thank God and congratulations to the soldier. 
 

Seamus

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Sounds like quick thinking and good work to me!  I wonder if some citation is in order for thIs soldier?

 

Cat Brules

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Yeah, it sounds like the one shot was very seriously wounded.   Hopefully he will recover with no lasting problems.

 

Cat Brules

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If the wounded person was a soldier, and possibly could have been killed by the shooter with additional shots, and the soldier with the car saved the other soldier, possibly the Soldier's Medal (if they still award them)?  Good on the troop with the car! :FlagAm:

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When I read the topic I thought it was a CAR rifle that was used, not a vehicle 

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