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UPDATE: Two homicides in KCK overnight

By: KAKE News / KCTV Email
By: KAKE News / KCTV Email
Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating two homicides that happened overnight and believe the cases are unrelated.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It was a violent night in the KC metro area with several shootings, including two homicides on the Kansas side.

There was a fatal shooting near 5th Street and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan., that happened about 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Officers say a man in his forties was found shot to death in a car. So far there have been no arrests in this.

KCK officers were also called to North 25th Street and Minnesota Avenue about 9 p.m. Friday to reports of shots fired between several vehicles.

Officers began to search the area for the vehicles involved and found one of the cars at North 26th Street and Orville Avenue, about a half mile away. Inside the car, police found a 19-year-old man dead.

Police don't believe the two KCK shootings are connected.

On the Missouri side, one person has serious injuries after a triple shooting.

It happened at East 11th Street and Cleveland Avenue about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officers responded to a shots fired call and found three people hurt. The second and third victims have minor injuries.

There have been no arrests.


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Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating two homicides that happened overnight and believe the cases are unrelated.

The first victim, a 19-year-old man, was found dead of a gunshot wound in a vehicle at North 26th Street and Central Avenue around 9 p.m. Friday, according to the Kansas City Star. Just prior, officers were called to a report of gunshots a few blocks away.

There was a second shooting happened around 1:15 Saturday morning in the 1900 block of North Fifth Street. The Star reports a man in his 40s was also found in a vehicle and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Police said the two murders appear to be unrelated.

Police provided no further information about the murders and did not say whether any arrests have been made.


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