This cowtown suffers three murders in one day as the Kansas City homicide count now stands at #74 amid demands to defund the police that are, unfortunately, resonating amongst national media.

Here's the first report . . .

1 person dead following shooting near 9th, Prospect Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person died following a shooting that happened near East 9th Street & Prospect Avenue on Sunday night. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. No suspect information or any other details on the incident were immediately available. This marked the third homicide of the day in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday.

One dead following shooting at 9th, Prospect in KCMO

Police in Kansas City are investigating the city's third homicide on Sunday. One person died in a shooting at 9th and Prospect in KCMO shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday. There's no immediate suspect information at this time. KCTV5.com is now with you on the go!

Three killings in one day is a HORRIFIC pace that doesn't bode well for this town at the outset of Summer. Even if this latest killing compares to 90 at this time last year . . . It's worth considering that cities across the metro are suffering this same kind of spike in violence as well.

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