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Double shooting in Kansas City’s historic Jazz District kills man, injures another

Kansas City police investigate homicide in Jazz District

Kansas City police investigated a homicide after a man was shot and killed early Sunday in the city's historic Jazz District, near 19th and Vine streets. A second man was wounded in the shooting.
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Kansas City police investigated a homicide after a man was shot and killed early Sunday in the city's historic Jazz District, near 19th and Vine streets. A second man was wounded in the shooting.

One man is dead and another seriously injured after a double shooting early Sunday in Kansas City’s historic Jazz District, according to police.

The shootings occurred just before 2 a.m. near 18th and Vine streets while numerous people were outside, police said.

Witnesses directed arriving officers to a male shooting victim, who was dead in a vehicle on 19th Street. A short time later, another man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police think the victim, who was in serious condition at the hospital, also was shot in the Jazz District.

Because there were so many people outside in the area at the time of the shooting, police said someone likely saw something relating to the shooting.

Detectives asked witnesses to call the Police Department’s homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.


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