2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that critically wounded two contract workers outside a suburban Kansas City elementary school.

KMBC-TV reports that Overland Park police spokesman Officer John Lacy says the shooting happened Tuesday at Sunrise Point Elementary School in the Blue Valley school district. Lacy says that police believe an argument erupted between co-workers installing synthetic turf on the school's playground.

District spokeswoman Becky Miller says no students were on campus.

Overland Park Police said in a tweet that no school employees were involved.

The shooting suspect fled and tried to carjack someone at a car wash. The suspect then stole another vehicle at gunpoint a few minutes later.

Police are searching for the suspect.

Lacy hasn't responded to phone messages left by The Associated Press.

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