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1 Dead, 1 Injured In KC Interstate Shooting

Police say Monday's shooting is unrelated to the 12 linked highway shootings the past month.

1 Dead, 1 Injured In KC Interstate Shooting
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A shooting on a Kansas City, Kan., interstate left one person dead and another injured Monday.

According to police, the shooting took place on Interstate 70. Two victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other treated for non-life-threatening injuries. (Via KCTV)

In a statement to NBC, police say the victims were two Hispanic males. It's unclear how the two are related.

One officer tells KCTV the shooting involved two vehicles. Police also believe the shooting does not appear to be random, but there is no information on a possible suspect.

And Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted, "nothing at this point connects [the shooter] to anything in Missouri that I've been made aware of." (Via Twitter / @ChiefForte)

Police have also confirmed the shooting is unrelated to the surge in recent highway shootings over the past month. 

The Kansas City area has been on high alert after a string of shootings on busy highway roads near exits left three people injured. (Via KSHB)

Police believe 12 of the 20 incidents since March 8 are connected to a serial sniper or snipers who often targeted drivers' or passengers' side doors. (Via KSHB)