Whilst our political leaders argue, local violence continues to escalate at the end of the year.
Overnight the homicide count his 139 compared to 171 at this time last year and 140 the year before that . . . Overall, the murder count trends upward.
Here's the report . . .
Homicide 83rd and Blue Ridge
This morning about 1:50am officers were dispatched to 81st and Blue Ridge on a shooting call. The caller advised he and another adult male were inside a vehicle northbound on Blue Ridge near 87th st. when shots were fired into their vehicle from another unknown vehicle.
During the course of that gunfire the victim (an adult male) was struck by the gunfire. The driver then called 911 and continued to 81st and Blue Ridge and pulled over to get help.
Officers summoned EMS to that location who declared the victim deceased there at the scene.
Detectives are canvassing the area near the original shooting scene for any witnesses and crime scene investigators are processing both scenes for evidence.
If anyone was in this area at this time or has any information they are asked to contact Homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS, There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A passenger was killed in a shooting while riding in a vehicle in Kansas City overnight. Police were called at 1:50 a.m. to 81st Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard after a shooting.
by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man dead near on Blue Ridge Boulevard. Just before 2 a.m., officers were called to 81st Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard on a shooting call.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police said they were called to 81st Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard on a shooting call about 1:50 a.m. The caller advised he and another adult man were in a vehicle northbound on Blue Ridge Boulevard near 87th Street when shots were fired into their vehicle from another vehicle.
SOURCE: KMBC UPDATE: Blue Ridge Blvd. is back open.ORIGINAL: A man is dead after a drive-by shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. It happened at around 1:50 a.m. near Blue Ridge Blvd. and 87th St.Officers say Blue Ridge Blvd. will be closed in both directions at 87th St. and 81 St.
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