Thursday, May 17, 2018
KANSAS CITY 2018 HOMICIDE #44: DEADLY SHOOTING AT WARD PARKWAY GYM!!!
A late night workout session ended in a spate of gunfire through a shopping mall parking lot and left one man dead at the scene.
Witnesses report at least TWO-DOZEN rounds of gunfire that left a bullet hole in nearby gymn window.
The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. outside the Genesis Health Club at Ward Parkway shopping center.
Police said a man came out of the gym and a black man wearing a white t-shirt began firing at him. The man tried to run away, and the suspect chased after the man, continuing to shoot until he was hit.
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"As soon as the first one started, I came out the door and started walking toward Ward Parkway Mall," a neighbor said. "I heard the gunshots going and I hear a guy screaming 'No! No! No! Don't do it! Don't do it!'"
Check the links:
Fox4: One man dies in shooting outside gym in Ward Parkway shopping center
KSHB: One dead after shooting near Ward Parkway Center mall
KCTV5: Police found the victim in the parking lot between the PetSmart and Old Navy stores on the east side of the mall.
The 44th homicide so far this year matches last year's historic homicide count that totaled nearly 150 - A number that nearly matches the all-time KCMO murder record.
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