As we've noted previously on this blog . . . The Kansas City holiday season traditionally hosts an uptick in deadly local violence.
Tempers often flare as weather gets colder and people are confined indoors with one another AND the holiday gift giving season creates stress among those who haven't learned how to lower their own expectations and the demands of their loved ones.
Accordingly . . .
This is likely the 137th homicide so far this year compared to 166 at this time last year and 136 the year before that . . . Here is the first report . . .
Homicide 43rd & Cleveland
(Friday night) just after 7:30 PM officers were dispatched to sound of shots in the area of 43rd and Askew. At the same time a second call came in on sound of shots and was updated to a shooting at 43rd and Cleveland.
Upon arrival officers found an adult male victim in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers began CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. There’s no suspect information at this time.
Detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene and are actively canvassing for witnesses and processing the scene. If you have any information please call the Homicide unit at 234-5043. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS, with up to a $25,000 reward for an arrest in this case.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
Kansas City police are investigating after a man was gunned down Friday night near 43rd Street and Cleveland Avenue.Authorities said that just after 7:30 p.m., officers were called on a report of gunshots near 43rd Street and Askew Avenue.
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) --- Police are in Kansas City are investigating a homicide at 43rd and Cleveland. Police say they were called out to the area around 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening. An adult male was found in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a shooting just after 7:30 p.m. Friday at 4300 Cleveland Avenue. Officers were originally dispatched to 43rd and Askew on the sound of shots fired. After a second sound of shots was reported, the call was upgraded to a shooting at 43rd and Cleveland, according to police.
by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating a homicide Friday night after a man was shot to death. Police said the deadly shooting happened near 43rd and Cleveland in the parking lot of the Blue Valley Market around 7:40 p.m.
Developing . . .