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Kansas City suffered its deadliest summer in at least a decade this year, with detectives investigating 69 homicides from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While the May holiday fell earlier and the September one later, summer 2020 was still an outlier: 52 people were slain during those months in 2019 and 45 in 2018, according to data kept by The Star, which includes fatal police shootings.