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Boy killed, woman seriously injured when shots fired into Kansas City home

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A boy was killed and a woman seriously injured when someone fired shots into a home late Saturday in Kansas City, police said.

Police responding to an ambulance call about 11:30 p.m. Saturday found the victims inside a residence in the 8300 block of Tracy Avenue.

Both victims were taken to hospitals. The boy was pronounced dead. The woman remained hospitalized Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the leg. She was in serious but stable condition, police said.

Police said they had no motive behind the shooting and a suspect description was not available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The shooting resulted in Kansas City’s 90th homicide of the year, according to data kept by The Star.

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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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