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Juvenile killed, two more injured in triple shooting in KCK

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A juvenile was killed and two more injured in a shooting early Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas.

Officers with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Birch Drive, said Officer Jonathon Westbrook, a spokesman for the department.

Police discovered two juveniles who had been shot by an unknown person. One of them suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening, police said. The second juvenile died of his injuries in what is being considered a homicide, Westbrook said.

A third juvenile was dropped off at a local hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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