Kansas City Homicide Count Hits 59 After Latest Shooting Victim Dies

On this blog . . .We refer to U.S. 71 as "the highway of death" because poor design has resulted in so many catastrophes and have set the stage for rampant gunfire.

The latest KCMO homicide was shot on 71 and now adds to the historic pace of local killing.

Unofficially, this is the 59th Kansas City homicide so far compared to 51 last year at this date. That's more than a 15% spike. This tragic number also represents an 11% increase over homicides in 2020 - The deadliest year in KCMO history.

As always . . .

If you know anything about this case, contact Kansas City police at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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