SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY 2016 HOMICIDE #47: CHILD SHOT AND KILLED IN URBAN CORE ROLLING GUN BATTLE OVERNIGHT!!!
Once again it seems that history is repeating itself as last Summer's carnage that killed almost a dozen innocent children has started again on the first day of Summer.
To wit . . .
POLICE REPORT THAT A CHILD WAS GUNNED DOWN THIS MORNING DURING A ROLLING GUN BATTLE THAT ONCE AGAIN PUSHES THE KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE COUNT TO A 5-YEAR-HIGH!!!
Here's the report . . .
NBC Action News: Child fatally shot in KCMO gun battle near 8th and The Paseo
Deets . . .
"One child was shot and killed during a rolling gun battle near 8th and The Paseo early Monday morning, according to police.
"The vehicle unknowingly drove in the area where two cars were firing guns back and forth at one another. The child in the backseat of the car was fatally struck by a bullet.
"The young victim was taken to Truman Medical Center around 2 a.m., but was declared deceased upon arrival."
Again, let's break down the numbers . . .
Last year at this time there were only 34 homicides which was a 36% increase over the year before that . . . For a homicide number this high we have to go back to 2012. CLEARLY the numbers are on an upward trajectory.
No suspects have been arrested so far.
If anyone has information on this homicide, you are urged to please call the TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Fox4: 4-year-old boy killed sitting in backseat of car caught in rolling gun battle in Kansas City
KCTV5: Boy, 4, dies after being caught up in rolling gun battle
Developing . . .