Saturday, September 08, 2018
SATURDAY SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY 2018 HOMICIDE #90: MAN SHOT DEAD AMID RAMPANT GUNFIRE THREATENING EMBATTLED 18TH & VINE JAZZ DISTRICT!!!
Kansas City taxpayers have financed the troubled East Side entertainment district to the tune of more than $100-MILLION since 1990. City Hall recently approved $7-MILLION MORE in the midst of financial controversy and the departure of the jazz museum prez.
Remember that earlier this month there were six victims shot in the district and viral social media snuff footage depicted a chaotic and terrifying late night scene.
Just moments ago . . .
KANSAS CITY SUFFERS HOMICIDE #90 AFTER ANOTHER SPATE OF GUNFIRE IN THE 18TH & VINE DISTRICT LEAVES A MAN DEAD!!!
Here's confirmation . . .
KMBC: Police are investigating a homicide in the 18th and Vine District. Off-duty officers were in the area when they heard gunshots just before 1 A.M Saturday. After canvassing the area, a man was found dead near the corner of 18th and Highland (Ave.).
Again, this is the 90th homicide so far in 2018 compared to 106 homicides last year and 80 the year before that . . . In August KCMO matched the all-time homicide record with 20 homicides reported and a horrifying frequency of at least 30 shootings occurring over 2-weeks.
Anyone with any info on the crime is encouraged to contact the CrimeStoppers tips hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Update: Authorities have identified the victim but not many new details surrounding the gunfire.
Developing . . .