Mass shooting in Kansas City on tuesday afternoon Four people were killed, including two 15-year-olds, who forced an elementary school to shut down the city. and shocking families at the local park.
The first incident took place on the Kansas side of the city. When a 15-year-old was shot at around noon on 6600 Cleveland Avenue near Hazel Grove Elementary School. The teenager was taken to a local hospital. but died from injuries The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle before officers arrived and has yet to be arrested. Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. said in a statement
KMBC reports Kansas City Police. Kansas State Is Investigating First Murder Case As the Kansas City Police Missouri is investigating three other cases that occurred in broad daylight.
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Bullets began flying while the summer school program was in session and school officials closed the campus under a precautionary lock until the area was safe, KCTV reported. All students were in the building at the time the shooting occurred. The police said the officer helped dismiss the job.
After a second 15-year-old was killed in a shooting on the Missouri side of the city just two and a half hours later. A local pastor pleaded with parents to speak to their children. about using guns to solve their differences. By saying that the tragedy did not happen. unusual in the area
The bloodshed occurred near a crowded playground when a teenager was shot dead at Sycamore Park at East 109th Street and Sycamore Street south of the city at around 2:30 p.m., police said. The sound of gunfire occurred and saw the incident
Capt. Leslie Foreman said of the children, “They don’t know how to do this. They just want to play and feel safe.”
“Talk to these kids and let them know there are better ways to resolve anger,” Bethel Family Worship Center senior pastor Dennis Lester added in an interview with KCTV. than to resolve grievances or problems that arise There is a better way.”
Lester recalls recently seeing the 15-year-old victim who died near the park from the window of his office playing with his sister below. which was the last time he saw him alive. He explained that he knew the young man was energetic, energetic, and strong.
“We have a family in pain, in fact I don’t think ‘hurt’ is the right word,” Leicester said. “It’s a family dealing with trauma and tragedy. An extraordinary tragedy in this area.”
“What we do is we walk alongside our family now as a gift,” continued the priest. “It’s not the gift of saying the right words. do the right thing Just to make sure they feel our presence and our love.”
Two more shootings occurred on the Missouri side of the city on Tuesday. It was reported at around 1:30 p.m. on Independence Avenue near Bales Avenue when the gunman approached the victim and opened fire. The victim was sent to the hospital. but died shortly thereafter.
“As always, it was just a tragedy,” Foreman told reporters gathered on Independence Avenue, according to the Kansas City Star. Shoot victims and flee in an unknown direction,” he said, adding that there had been “too many” killings recently.
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and about half an hour later Two men were shot at about 2 p.m. near 52nd Street and Euclid Road. Officers on the scene found one man seriously injured. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance and is expected to survive. The second victim was taken to hospital in a private car with serious injuries. and died a few hours later.
Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City In response to the four mass shootings within 24 hours, he tweeted, “My thoughts are with all the victims. throughout the region We cannot continue to do the same.”
Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker also responded to the bloodshed: “We need strategies to reduce violence. More than just the quick response and talented staff at the local ER.” “God bless the family who received the bad news today,” she added in another message. It also shared a press release about the shooting of a 15-year-old from elementary school.
Recent killings include Kansas City has seen 67 homicides so far this year, according to the Kansas City Star. As of this time last year, there were 84.
2020 is the most dangerous year for the city.