Tuesday, April 24, 2018
KANSAS CITY 2018 HOMICIDE #40: UTILITY WORKER SHOT & KILLED ON SITE!!!
Check the latest tragic addition to the KCMO murder count . . . An innocent man gunned down and reminder that rising Kansas City violence ultimatley thwarts local development.
It happened around 8:30 a.m., in a construction area. Spire Energy confirmed that the victim was an InfraSource employee performing work for Spire.
"We are heartbroken today after an InfraSource employee performing work for Spire was shot at a Kansas City construction site," Spire said in a statement. "He later died at the hospital. Until we know more, we are working with police and InfraSource to pull crews off the streets in the Kansas City area. We ask that you hold this man, his family, his friends, InfraSource and utility workers, and in our communities in your thoughts and prayers."
Police have not said what led up to the shooting but did say a dark-complected man wearing a blue hoodie and gray sweatpants ran away from the scene of the shooting.
A KCPD K-9 officer was called to the scene to help track the suspect.
Check the links . . .
KCTV5: Construction worker shot, killed near 9th, Brooklyn in Kansas City
KMBC: Police said the victim was a subcontractor for the gas utility Spire. Witnesses told police they saw a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt running from the area.
This is the 40th homicide so far this year compared to 35 at this time last year.
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