After an 8-year-old was senselessly killed in a hail of Kansas City gunfire, here's glimpse at local crime news and the ongoing impact of the horrific Summer homicide spike 2019.
Local Mourning After
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The tragic shooting death of an 8-year-old boy on Saturday marked the 89th homicide in Kansas City, Missouri, this year, with each case bringing pain and suffering to the families and friends of the victims. For Joyell Hayes, the boy's death on Saturday reminded her of what her family went through earlier this year.
Local Lady Killed By Car
Police in Independence, Missouri, are asking for help to find the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian.Police said 30-year-old Misty Collins was walking along the shoulder of US-24 Highway at Kiger Road around 5:30 a.m. Sunday when a vehicle left the roadway and hit her.
Social Media Fear Factor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Reddit post claiming to produce a mass shooting at a local Walmart went viral over the weekend. It's author wrote out a plan to walk into a local Walmart with AR-15's and 22 pipe bombs, adding that the FBI will never find them.
JoCo Missing Person
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park police are asking for the public's assistance finding a missing woman. Police said Silvia Pearson left her home Monday morning and has not returned. Her family told police this is extremely out of character for Pearson. Pearson is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 146 pounds, police said.
Kansas City Seeks Solutions
People in south Kansas City are grieving the death of an 8-year-old boy.Brian Bartlett was a month shy of his ninth birthday and preparing for fourth-grade at Center Elementary when he was shot and killed Saturday night."I think folks should be angry. They should remember this," Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said.
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