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Naked man arrested after south KC triple shooting leaves two dead and one injured

A man and a woman have died and a third man was injured in a triple shooting late Monday in southern Kansas City.
A man and a woman have died and a third man was injured in a triple shooting late Monday in southern Kansas City. The Star

Police arrested a naked man seen running from a triple shooting where a man and a woman were killed and another man was injured late Monday in southern Kansas City.

Police initially responded to reports of an injury crash about 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 6800 block of Blue Parkway.

Officers found a vehicle in a ditch and two dead victims inside — a male and female, both adults. Police determined that they had been shot.

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Police found a third gunshot victim a couple of blocks away at a hotel. A worker told police that a man suffering from a gunshot walked in and collapsed on the floor. He was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in serious but stable condition, said Officer Darin Snapp, a police spokesman.

Moments later police received a call about a naked man seen running several blocks from the crash. That man was taken into custody. Investigators said the man appeared to be high on drugs and is a person of interest in the shootings. A second female who also was in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.

Police believe the shootings occurred inside the vehicle prior to the crash and involved five persons.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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