A 14-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after being shot during an altercation in northeast Kansas City, Kan.
By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
The Kansas City Star
The shooting occurred about 2:40 p.m. in the 1400 block of Armstrong Avenue, according to Sgt. Emmett Lockridge, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., police.
The teen and another teenage boy were walking together when a black Ford Explorer approached them.
The teens got into an argument with the occupants of the SUV. The SUV circled the block and returned to the area of 14th Street and Ann Avenue.
Occupants of the SUV fired shots at the teens, striking the 14-year-old boy.
The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
The other boy, who is 15 years old, was uninjured.
Police were withholding the identity of the victim until they could positively identify him and notify his family.
The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s Major Case Unit is investigating the homicide.
Anyone with information about the identity of the shooters or the location of the black Ford Explorer is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
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