Crime

Woman killed at KC home is 4th person fatally shot in metro area since Saturday

A man fatally shot a woman Monday morning in a Kansas City neighborhood and remained at the scene until officers arrived, according to police.

Police received a report of the shooting about 11:30 a.m. in the 4300 block of Hardesty Avenue. The woman, who had been shot, died from her injuries by the time officers arrived, Capt. Tim Hernandez said.

The man who allegedly shot her remained at the scene for police to arrive, Hernandez said. Investigators learned that an argument led up to the shooting. Police were not searching for any additional suspects.

Police later identified the woman as Brianna Hill, 30, of Kansas City. She also spelled her name as Breonna Be’Be Hill, according to her Facebook page.

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

The woman’s death was the fourth deadly shooting in the Kansas City area since Saturday. The region has had more than 170 homicides this year, according to data kept by The Star, which includes killings on both sides of the state line.

The shooting marked the 119th homicide this year in Kansas City. By this time last year, the city had recorded 114 homicides in a year that ended with 143, according to The Star’s data.

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.
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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