Kansas City 2023 Homicide #15: Woman Gunned Down In Westport

This is the 2nd homicide that has occurred overnight. 

This latest killing puts us right back on pace with last year's deadly murder trend.

Moreover . . . Late night/early morning violence plaguing Kansas City entertainment districts has been a persistent crisis in Midtown for more than a decade. 

Here is the first report . . .

Homicide 500 blk of Westport

This morning  just before 2:45am, officers were called to the 500 block of Westport Rd on a reported shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim, an adult female, who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in a parking lot. EMS responded and declared the victim deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Personnel have responded to the scene.  They will be processing the scene to recover any evidence and speaking to any potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 816-234-5043. Or if you wish to remain anonymous you can do so by calling the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.  There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information provided to TIPS which leads to an arrest in the case.

We are working with Partners for Peace in all our homicide investigations to monitor risks for retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.


Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Woman killed in overnight shooting in Westport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman is dead after an overnight shooting in Kansas City, Missouri Friday morning. Around 2:45 a.m. Kansas City police were called to the 500 block of Westport Road for reported shooting. After arriving officers located an adult woman with gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the World Market.

Woman shot to death in Westport parking lot

Police are investigating a homicide in a business parking lot in the Westport area of Kansas City, Missouri.Officers say they received a call about a shooting on Westport Road at the World Market just before 2:45 a.m. Friday. Police found a woman with gunshot wounds when they arrived.

Developing . . .