This year we notice local violent crime and homicide stats keeping pace with historic rates of killing and lawlessness during pandemic lockdown.
This time around blame isn't as easy to place for activists and political pundits.
Nevertheless . . . We share this info on a recent murder and police efforts to investigate.
Again, unofficially, this is the 37th homicide so far in 2022 compared to 42 at this time in 2021 & 2022 -- The two deadliest years in KCMO history.
Here's the report . . .
Homicide Union and Mulberry - LATE DEATH NOTIFICATION
Last night about 1:15am officers were dispatched to Union and Mulberry on a shooting call.
On arrival officers located two adult male shooting victims outside at that location. The first victim was unresponsive and was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The second victim was also transported to the hospital with what was described as non-life threatening injuries. The second victim advised that he and the other victim were both shot at that location by unknown suspect(s).
The scene was initially processed by detectives and crime scene personnel last night.
This morning detectives were notified that the first victim that had the more serious injuries died from his injuries.
Homicide detectives have taken over this investigation and are investigating this afternoon. If anyone was in this area around the time of the shooting or has any information they are asked to contact 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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Update: Police now say that a person has died from his injuries and the case is now being investigated as a homicide. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Creighton Goddard. If anyone was in this area around the time of the shooting or has any information they are asked to contact detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department responded to a life-threatening shooting around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning in Kansas City, Missouri. When officers arrived to the scene on Union Avenue and Mulberry Street, two adult male victims were found on the sidewalk suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Police say one man is dead and another is injured after both men were shot on a sidewalk overnight Sunday in Kansas City. Last night about 1:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to Union and Mulberry on a shooting call.Upon arrival, officers say they located two adult shooting victims outside at that location.
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