Kansas City 2024 Homicide #67: Gunfire Kills Victim Near Prospect

In the past 24 hours we've learned of 3 local homicides as the pace of local killing to escalate this June whilst temperatures begin to heat up.

Here's the latest . . .

Homicide 5400 block of Prospect Ave

On 06/12/24 just before midnight, officers were dispatched to E 55th St and 71 Hwy on a reported party armed with a weapon.

While officers were en route, several additional 911 calls came in advising of a shooting that occurred at a business near E 55th and Prospect Ave.

Officers arrived to the area and were summoned to a business parking lot. An adult male victim was located inside of a vehicle unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers provided medical aid until EMS responded and took over. EMS declared the victim deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation is believed there was an interaction between an unknown number of individuals that led to gunfire.

A person of interest has not been identified and no one is in custody.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to begin gathering evidence and collecting witness statements. Rosilyn Temple with KC Mother’s in Charge responded to the scene to provide assistance for those impacted by this incident.

This is being investigated as a homicide and is ongoing at this time.

If anyone was in or around the area at this time and saw or heard anything 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 submitted anonymously to the TIPS hotline.

We are committed to assisting victims of violent crimes through use of Missouri’s Protection Program for Victims/Witnesses of Violent Crime. Funding for temporary, or even permanent relocation, may be available but is subject to pre-approval by the State’s administering agency.

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

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