Wednesday, October 09, 2019
SHOCK!!! DEADLY MIDWEEK VIOLENCE SPIKES KANSAS CITY, MO HOMICIDE COUNT TO HISTORIC HIGH!!! HORRIFIC PACE: 115 MURDERS AND COUNTING SO FAR 2019!!!
Today has been exceptionally violent for Kansas City urban residents as deadly gunfire ramps up to conclude the 4th quarter of the year.
Here's a roundup that includes a tragic suicide standoff which panicked downtown and River market denizens:
Two shot, one killed near 68th Street, Olive
Man dead following shooting near 24th, Hardesty
KCPD searching neighborhood after man dies from gunshot wound near 25th, Hardesty
KC police investigate shooting near Swope Parkway, Prospect
Despite negotiators’ efforts, man in crisis takes own life at apartment in downtown Kansas City
The suicide DOES NOT COUNT toward the murder total but demonstrates the rising level of desperation inside the loop that is notable amid the rising quotient of local misery. Again we notice KCPD is slow to update their numbers and struggling to redefine some of murders in recent days as the count spirals out of control.
Nevertheless . . .
115 HOMICIDES SO FAR THIS YEAR PUTS KANSAS CITY ON A RECORD BREAKING PACE FOR 2019 MURDERS!!!
At best we're tied with the 2017 pace that nearly shattered a 30-year historic high.
Meanwhile, we notice our newly elected political leadership keeping an arm's length from this issue and focusing on social justice struggles as violence in KCMO worsens.
Developing . . .