A weekend spasm of gun violence across the Kansas City area killed four people, including a 10-year-old girl, and wounded at least five others.
Kansas City police are investigating homicides that occurred Friday night and early Sunday.
In Raytown, police reported that Monteario Hogan, 22, of Kansas City was shot to death Friday night in a parking lot in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.
In Kansas City, Kan., 10-year-old Machole Stewart was killed Sunday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple shots into her family’s home in the 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue.
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Kansas City police also reported at least a half-dozen non-fatal shooting incidents over the weekend and two other drive-by shootings that injured no one.
The first of the homicides occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 8600 block of Thompson Avenue in Kansas City. The victim, Samuel A. Hewitt, 39, was taken by private vehicle to a hospital, where he died.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Kansas City police officers near the Westport entertainment district heard gunshots and found two victims near 40th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. One man, 39-year-old Ronald Shelton, was killed. The second victim suffered an arm wound. Witnesses told police that there was an argument when someone pulled a gun and began shooting.
About 90 minutes before Machole was killed Sunday night in KCK, officers were called to the intersection of 44th and Olive streets in Kansas City after someone in a white SUV had riddled two cars and two occupied houses with bullets. No one was hit. Police said they found about 40 shell casings in the street.
Another drive-by shooting occurred 3 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of East Eighth Street in Kansas City. The occupants of a dark car with a loud muffler fired shots into an occupied house, but no one was hit.
In another incident early Sunday, a group of about 40 people who had gathered to watch street racing near Coal Mine Road and Winchester Avenue were fired at by the occupants of a Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. One man was hit in the leg.
Late Saturday, a gunshot victim called police from a convenience store in the 11100 block of East U.S. 40 and said he had been shot while he was in or near an apartment complex in the 10500 block of East 42nd Street. According to Kansas City police, the victim was in critical condition.
About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to investigate a shooting near the Greyhound bus terminal at 11th Street and Troost Avenue. The victim told police that a suspect approached him and began shooting. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition.
Another shooting was reported about 12:15 a.m. Saturday. The victim arrived at a hospital and told police he had been at a party near 62nd Street and Agnes Avenue when he was shot. His injuries were not life-threatening.