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Shooting kills one cousin, critically injures another in KC

Updated: 2013-09-01T04:52:45Z

By BRAD COOPER

The Kansas City Star

Kansas City police on Saturday were investigating what appeared to be a drive-by shooting of two cousins, and one was killed.

The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of East 40th Place, just west of Vineyard Park.

When police arrived at the tan ranch house, they found one critically injured man on the front porch. He was shot in the arm. Another man was dead inside the house. The glass in the front door was shattered.

A police spokesman said a boy and girl were in the house when the shooting occurred. The children, who were not injured, were being cared for by relatives. Their father is believed to be the man who survived the shooting.

Authorities are looking for two men driving a gold-colored SUV with large chrome wheels that sped away from the scene. Police are not certain the vehicle was involved in the shooting.

They are hoping the surviving victim will be able to fill in details about what might have led to the shooting.

“We don’t know what happened,” said Darin Snapp, Kansas City police spokesman. “The only witness we have right now is saying she saw a vehicle leaving the scene right after the shooting.”

To contribute information, call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Reach Brad Cooper by email at bcooper@kcstar.com.

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