Kansas City police investigate triple shooting at MLK Jr. Boulevard
A triple shooting that occurred Friday on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near East 84th street “appears to be drug related,” police said Saturday.
Police responded to the shooting about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told arriving police officers that the victims drove away after the shooting. Minutes later, they arrived at a hospital.
One victim, identified Saturday as 25-year-old Barry B. Barns, died at the hospital, according to police. The other two victims were listed in serious condition as of Friday night.
Police said that, while the shooting appeared to be drug related, a motive is still unknown.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.