Neighbors heard gunshots and then watched men race away from a killing scene in an SUV Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kan.
A man about 30 years old was left dead in the house in the 1400 block of North 75th Drive, shot in the chest, police said.
“I heard two gun shots, ‘pop pop!’ and then a third one,” said a neighbor, who stepped out into his yard and watched at least two men flee in a white SUV. The vehicle had been parked in the driveway and a passenger with his arm hanging out the window banged on the side of the truck as if urging the driver running to the truck to hurry.
They sped away southbound, he said. And then one of two women who came out into the yard crying got into a black pickup and tried to rush after them, but was stopped by police who were arriving from the south end of the block, the neighbor said.
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Police have not yet identified the victim. Neighbors said the family in the home where the shooting occurred had not lived the neighborhood long.
This was the first time neighbors said they have heard gunshots on their block.
Another neighbor, 53, who has lived on the block since 2006, said this was the first shooting she has seen, but she fears for more gun violence.
“It’s crazy,” she said. “Everybody wants to handle things with a gun. All you hear in the news anymore is someone else getting shot.”
Police had not released any suspect information Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.