And so . . .
Once again Kansas City, Missouri continues along a historically deadly path as the quotient of local killing steadily trends upward.
A quick question . . .
WHAT DID YOU NOTICE KCMO POLITICOS TALKING ABOUT THIS WEEK??? IT PROBABLY WASN'T THE ONGOING HOMICIDE CRISIS!!!
In fact, most of what we heard was connected to bike lanes, midterm election politics and delightfully snarky comments about the former Prez and his followers.
Sure . . . There's an ongoing debate with the Missouri GOP about police funding but most residents realize that money alone won't solve this crisis . . . And, in fact, Missouri Republicans claim that they're advocating more funding for embattled KC police who continue to suffer staffing shortages.
All of these topics are worthy of consideration as our elected leaders in KCMO are have some culpability amid 4 YEARS OF HISTORICALLY HIGH HOMICIDE NUMBERS WITH NO NEW PLAN TO CURB THE TREND and our local media is only willing to blame faraway Republicans in Jeff City & D.C. for this deadly crisis.
For now . . . Let's consider the latest report regarding a shooting turned deadly this morning . . .
Homicide 1900 block of Independence Ave.
This morning just before 10am officers were dispatched to the convenience store at 1900 Independence on a shooting call.
On arrival officers located two adult shooting victims in the parking lot of the business. EMS responded as well for treatment.
One victim, an adult male, was transported to the hospital for treatment of what is thought to be non-life threatening injuries. The second victim, an adult female, was declared deceased at the scene by EMS.
Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred outside the business in the parking lot.
There is no suspect or suspect vehicle information available at this time.
Detectives are canvassing for witnesses and crime scene investigators are processing the scene for evidence.
If anyone was in this area and saw anything and has not talked to detectives yet,they are asked to call the Homicide Unit 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.
Independence Avenue is closed in both directions (in the vicinity of this crime scene) for this investigation and scene processing.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KANSAS City, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured. Police were called to a BP Gas Station located at Independence Ave and Maple before 10 a.m. on a shooting call. This is breaking news and FOX4 will keep you updated when information becomes available.
Kansas City MO police are reporting a double shooting that left one person dead at the BP station at Independence and Maple Boulevards.
SOURCE: KMBC A woman is dead and a man is injured after a deadly shooting at a Kansas City gas station. Officers were called to a convenience store on Independence Avenue Saturday morning around 10:00 for a shooting call.They found two adults shot in the parking lot of the business.
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