Of course and even in the midst of COVID harsh times Kansas City started the 2021 with a bang. Several of them actually.
We talked about the spate of gunfire yesterday but the final word on the topic belongs to 12th & Oak leader Mayor Quinton Lucas inasmuch as his plea to skip celebratory gunfire was largely ignored.
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said this tradition is insanity. “I don’t understand it. It’s stupid. Put your guns down. There’s no reason to shoot up in the air. The bullet goes up, right. It comes back down. And in the past, it has killed young people in Kansas City,” Lucas said.
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KCMO police received 271 calls reporting gunshots on New Year's Eve. Shot Spotter, a system that identifies the sound of gunfire, registered 240 gunshot sounds in the city. In total, around 1,600 rounds were fired, police said.
Twelve homes had bullets fly through them. Officials said that's more than usual.
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IT'S LIKELY THAT KANSAS CITY WILL FORGET THE STERN REBUKE AGAINST CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE BY JULY 4TH AND/OR EVEN SOONER IF THE CHIEFS WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL!!!
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