The local carnage continues this morning.
KANSAS CITY COUNTS THREE HOMICIDES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!
Police seem to be working at a frantic pace to keep up with violence. This incident makes for three death investigations in the span of 10 hours. UNOFFICIALLY, this is the 55th homicide so far this year compared to 53 at this time laster year and amid KCMO's record breaking homicide count.
UPDATE: HERE'S BETTER REPORTING . . .
This morning just before 6am, officers were dispatched to meet the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department in the 8100 block of Indiana in regard to a car fire. Upon arrival, officers were advised by KCFD there was a deceased victim inside the vehicle. Our homicide detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene. They will be processing the scene for evidence and canvassing for any potential witnesses in the area. This is currently being investigated as a suspicious death as we do not know the circumstances leading up to this death. Detectives are asking if you have any information in regard to this, please call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or if you would like to remain anonymous, contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Additionally, as we indicated this morning, we are currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the area of 8500 block of Euclid. Officers were dispatched just before 5am to the area on a sound of gunshots call for service which was updated to a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located the victim, an adult male, who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. EMS responded and transported the victim to the hospital and his condition is stable at this time.
Due to the close proximity and time frame, investigators will be looking to determine if these two incidents could be related.
Here are the first reports from the scene:
Developing . . .