Monday starts with a shocking eruption of gunfire and local killing which reminds us that KCMO has suffered a tragic spate of murders in recent days.
In fact . . .
THIS IS THE SIXTH KANSAS CITY KILLING SINCE FRIDAY!!!
Again, unofficially, this is the 145th homicide so far this year compared with 171 this time last year, 141 the year before that and 138 total in 2018.
However, this early morning midtown Kansas City killing punctuates rampant gunfire reaching an apex as we slouch toward the holiday season.
For perspective, a lot of people don't know that December is typically a pretty bad month for murders in Kansas City but this weekend killing count is exceptionally active and concerning.
Worth highlight from the deets so far . . .
THE TRIPLE SHOOTING LEAVING ONE DEAD SIGNALS THAT LOCAL VIOLENCE WORSENS WHILST MAYOR Q GETS READY TO FIGHT OVER THE POLICE BUDGET ONCE AGAIN!!!
Here is the report . . .
Homicide Westport and Broadway
This morning around 2:40 AM, officers were working off duty in the area of Westport and Penn when they heard multiple gunshots. Just a few seconds later a victim ran up to the officers stating he had been shot.
Around the same time officers were called to the area of Archibald and Broadway in regard to another shooting victim. Officers responded there and found a second male who had been shot. Both victims were transported to the hospital. A third shooting victim arrived at the hospital by private conveyance.
One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other two victims are reported as stable at this time. All of the victims are adult males. There is 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.
Developing . . .