After starting the year with two homicide-free weeks, Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating three killings in three days.
By TONY RIZZO
The Kansas City Star
The city’s most recent homicide occurred early Saturday in the 1900 block of North Fifth Street. Police were called there about 1:15 a.m. on a reported shooting and found a male victim inside a vehicle. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A few hours earlier, about 9 p.m. Friday, police were told that shots were fired by the occupants of several cars in the 2500 block of Minnesota Avenue. One of the vehicles was seen about three blocks away at 26th Street and Orville Avenue, and a 19-year-old man was found shot to death inside.
Police said they did not believe the incidents Friday and Saturday were related. The identities of the victims had not been released.
On Thursday afternoon, police said Marlon J. Williams, 40, was fatally shot in an outdoor walkway behind City Hall in the 700 block of North Seventh Street.
Officials ask anyone with information about the crimes to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.