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Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 6:41PM ; Updated: Saturday September 15, 2012 1:57AM

One dead in shooting between Royals, Chiefs stadiums

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Kansas City police investigate the scene of a shooting and apparent suicide in a parking lot outside Kauffman Stadium before a Royals game.
Kansas City police investigate the scene of a shooting and apparent suicide in a parking lot outside Kauffman Stadium before a Royals game.
Charlie Riedel/AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man shot and wounded a female parking lot employee Friday between the stadiums that are home to the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals before killing himself, police said.

Officers were called to a parking area between Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium at 3:23 p.m. Friday, said Kansas City, Mo., police Sgt. Stacey Graves.

Graves said the woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Officers found the man in a car, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. The pair were both in their 40s and knew each other, but police did not elaborate on their relationship. Their names were not immediately released.

Witnesses said the man drove into the area in a silver Cadillac, several shots were fired and the man then turned the gun on himself in the car.

The shooting took place several hours before the scheduled start of the Royals' game against the Los Angeles Angels, which was played as scheduled.

The Royals issued a statement later Friday that said the team was "deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred in the parking lot outside Kauffman Stadium." They declined further comment out of respect for the family members.

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