Saturday, August 03, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 HOMICIDE #83: WOMAN SHOT DEAD AMID FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS!!! ARE CITY HALL AND 'EAST CROSSROADS' DEVELOPER INCENTIVES TO BLAME?!?!
It was only a matter of time until deadly violence reached Kansas City's most celebrated artsy event.
The people watching and good times has now turned deadly.
To wit and following TKC FIRST NEWS of gunfire . . .
AMID KANSAS CITY FIRST FRIDAY FESTIVITIES NEAR THE CROSSROADS A WOMAN WAS SHOT DEAD!!!
Best description of the scene:
At about 10:04 p.m., off-duty officers were notified there was a fight in progress in the area of 18th and Walnut.
Upon their arrival, they saw several parties congregated in the parking lot between Main and Walnut, on the north side of the street.
They heard several gunshots followed by several people running from the scene.
After the gunfire cleared, they found a white female in her 20's suffering from a gunshot wound.
And this begs the question . . .
HAS THIS DEADLY SPATE OF GUNFIRE RUINED KANSAS CITY FIRST FRIDAY??? IS IT SAFE IN THE CROSSROADS?!?
The answer has implications for the biggest real estate boom in Kansas City history.
More to the point, this maybe a philosophical debate but something worth considering that we're also putting out there first . . .
HAS CITY HALL MEDDLING IN THE CROSSROADS AND FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS BEEN IRRESPONSIBLE IN CREATING AN UNSUSTAINABLE PARTY AND DISASTER IN THE MAKING?!?!
Fact . . .
The crowds were growing too big an unruly, there wasn't enough security and, tragically, this murder was a long time in the making.
The City Hall plan to spread success in the Crossroads eastward and connect 18th & Vine to the party has CLEARLY resulted in deadly consequences.
Check the links:
KSHB: Woman shot and killed Friday night in downtown Kansas City amid First Friday events
KMBC: Officers found the victim, a woman in her 20s, suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was taken to a hospital, but she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
KCTV5: They detained several subjects running from the lot that may have been involved.
You decide . . .