Saturday, August 03, 2019
KANSAS CITY 2019 HOMICIDE #84: DOUBLE SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD AS URBAN CORE SUMMER VIOLENCE ESCALATES!!!
Kansas City has now endured one murder every day Mayor Quinton Lucas has been in office.
The latest homicide report:
"Officers were called to 55th Street and South Benton for a report of shots heard around 6 p.m. A second call went out for a car accident at 55th Street and Agnes Avenue. When KCPD got to the accident scene, a man was found dead in the driver's seat of the vehicle from gunshot wounds."
Check the links . . .
KSHB: One killed, one seriously injured in evening shooting
KMBC: 1 dead in double shooting near 55th and South Benton
KCTV5: Shell casings were found at multiple scenes. There is no suspect information at this time.
Again, it's too early to blame the new mayor for this and his commitment to addressing violent crime has been inspiring to many . . . But the homicide spike during his inaugural week make is clear that the challenges he faces are considerable.
It's our Saturday tradition to share songs with our readers for this weekend night. Here are a few tunes that deserves consideration amid the KCMO Summer Slaughter 2019:
As always, thanks for reading this week. Have a safe and fun Saturday night.