Desperate Manhunt Underway for Kansas City Gunman

Officials search for the man suspected of multiple shootings.
1:46 | 09/03/14

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To a desperate manhunt for a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Kansas City killing three people and critically injuring two others. ABC's Ryan smith is here and has the latest for us. Reporter: Good morning. Police looking for any tips from the public after a triple homicide locked down an entire town and shook residents to their core. This morning, a massive manhunt after a day of murder and chaos in this quiet Kansas City neighborhood. Just looked like mayhem. Reporter: It started shortly before 1:00 P.M. When police found one person deadout side a home. Inside, two critically injured. Concerned about more victims police knocked on doors breaking into houses where no one was home. They found two more dead and one injured. This is a huge crime scene. I can't imagine anyone wanting to do them harm. Reporter: Authorities aren't sure of a motive but the entire town was put on lockdown including area schools. He's gonna be armed with a shotgun possibly. We are very concerned. We want people to be safe. We want them to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Reporter: Police believe this SUV which belonged to one of the shooting victims could be the getaway vehicle. It was parked four blocks from a motel 6 where three people from the motel reported being physically assaulted two hours after the manhunt began and KNBC reporting that police detained a person of interest in that case. He was apprehended on foot but it is not clear if that person of interest and the triple homicides are linked. And police saying the gun found on the motel assault and attempted charge acting crime suspect will be one of the many pieces of evidence they use to see if there's a link. In the meantime, this community is still on edge. Understandably so. Thank you. Now to Amy who has the

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