Quick note and local news update reminding us that homicides typically DO NOT SLOW DOWN as the holiday season approaches.
Take a look:
KCTV5: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting in KC
"Officers went to the 1100 block of Ewing on a call about a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two people who had been shot. One person was declared deceased by the fire department staff at the scene . . ."
Compare this to 94 murders at this time last year - A 21.28% increase in local homicides.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Post script . . . Police continue to confront increased violence as well:
An officer shot at an erratic driver in Westport on Sunday who tried to hit the officer. A gold vehicle was driving erratically in the area of Westport and Pennsylvania around 2:20 a.m. While still driving erratically, the driver went westbound on Westport and attempted to hit a KCPD officer who was crossing the street at the intersection of Westport and Mill.
Developing . . .