Police are investigating separate shootings that left two men dead Thursday nearly 30 minutes apart in different areas of Kansas City.
The first shooting was reported shortly before 9 p.m. near East 11th Street and Benton Boulevard in Kansas City.
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According to police, the victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The second shooting was reported about 9:25 p.m. near East 35th Street and Askew Avenue.
According to police, the victim in that shooting was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Police identified the man Friday as 19-year-old Brezelious Shackelford of Kansas City.
The men’s death was the city’s 88th and 89th homicide of the year.