KCMO Mourns Triple Murder Aftermath, Mayor Q Sends Thoughts

Kansas City is still reeling from a spate of local murders that claimed the lives of youngsters.

Meanwhile, it's interesting to note a rather terse statement from the Mayor's office so far at the outset of warm weather violence that will likely continue . . . Check-it . . .

Push back against the mayor notes his adversarial stance toward police along with frustration with protesters who brought a putrid coffin to police HQ.

And so we share another collection of news links on the topic as the cycle of Kansas City violence continues . . . Read more:

Families mourn after 2 teens are killed in shootings during violent Tuesday in KC metro

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- During a violent Tuesday in the metro, two teenagers were killed in two separate shootings. One teen was killed in Kansas City, Missouri. The other teenager was killed in Kansas City, Kansas. An argument that began on social media ended when a suspect shot and killed a 15-year-old around 2:30 p.m.

'It's got to end': Kansas City family devastated after 15-year-old shot, killed at park

KANAS CITY, Mo. - Police say a juvenile is dead after a shooting at a south Kansas City park. Family members identified the victim Tuesday evening as a 15-year-old boy who lived in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood and attended Ruskin High School. "I don't think hurt is the appropriate word.

KC pastor remembers young victim killed in Tuesday shooting

It was a violent Tuesday throughout the Kansas City metro, including in south Kansas City, Missouri, where police say a young victim was shot and killed near Sycamore Park."I don't think 'hurt' is an appropriate word for a family that is dealing with trauma, tragedy," said Pastor Dennis Lester, lead pastor at Bethel Family Worship Center.

Kansas City, Missouri, leaders talk solutions to combat violent crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The summer heat has arrived, which sparks concerns among anti-violence advocates year after year in the Kansas City area. On Tuesday alone, there were four homicides - three in KCMO and one in KCK. "Everybody always, they're holding their breath for the summer," Branden Mims, COO of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, said.

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