Kansas City police were investigating the city’s 122nd homicide of the year after a double shooting Friday left one man dead.
Officers responded to a shooting in the 7700 block of East 52nd Street about 5:30 p.m. Friday but did not find any victims. About 10 minutes later, two men arrived at an area hospital with gunshots wounds.
One man, believed to be in his 20s, died at the hospital, police said. The other victim sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The number of homicides recorded so far this year in Kansas City is the highest since 2008, when 126 people were killed. But that year, police were still counting fatal officer-involved shootings as homicides, which they no longer do. When subtracting the police shootings from 2008’s total, this year and 2008 tie for the most homicides in the last 10 years.