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Two men shot and killed at south Kansas City apartment Tuesday night

Kansas City police investigate double homicide at south KC apartment

Capt. Tim Hernandez, a police spokesman, said two people were found dead in a south Kansas City apartment in the 7900 block of Manchester Avenue after police were called to investigate a shooting late Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.
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Capt. Tim Hernandez, a police spokesman, said two people were found dead in a south Kansas City apartment in the 7900 block of Manchester Avenue after police were called to investigate a shooting late Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

Update: Kansas City police released the names and ages of the victims in an emailed statement Wednesday.

Two men were found dead in a south Kansas City apartment after police were called to investigate a shooting late Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the Park Meadows apartment complex in the 7900 block of Manchester Avenue for a reported shooting.

Capt. Tim Hernandez, a Kansas City Police Department spokesman, said arriving officers found two men dead inside an apartment. Both had been shot.

Police identified the victims Wednesday as 20-year-old Dajuan Reese and 44-year-old Rance R. Burton.

No arrests have been announced. Hernandez said police detained a few people for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kansas City Police Department Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The two deaths marked the third and fourth homicides reported in a span of 24 hours in Kansas City.

About 10:35 p.m. Monday, a 41-year-old man, Antwain Foster, was found shot to death in the area of East 29th Street and Park Avenue E.

Earlier Tuesday, around 3:15 p.m., one person died and another was injured in a shooting near Blue Ridge Boulevard and East 80th Terrace.

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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