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Police have 'person of interest' in KCK double homicide

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Police in Kansas City, KS, are investigating after two people were found dead and two others wounded in an overnight shooting.

Police now have what they're calling a "person of interest" at police headquarters following Saturday morning's tragedy.

"You don't go looking for trouble. Sometimes, it comes finding you," Fern Turner said.

That was the case Saturday about 2:45 a.m. on 16th Street, just north of Webster Avenue in KCK at the clubhouse for the motorcycle club, the Egyptian Cobras.

Neighbors said a large group of friends came to a home for an after-hours party after the bars closed. Police said someone at the party pulled out a gun and started shooting.

"We responded to an armed disturbance in the 3000 block of North 16th Street. Upon arrival, shots were still being fired," Sgt. Emmett Lockridge said.

When officers arrived, a person armed with a gun got into a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers followed the person into Riverside, MO, where he was taken into custody.

"Officers observed a suspect flee the scene, ultimately got into a vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. That party was apprehended in the Riverside area," Lockridge said.

Turner is a relative of one of the shooting victims, Laura Mitchie.

"Someone was upset because they couldn't get in the club, there started out an argument and someone started shooting and she jumped in the way and got shot in the head," Turner said.

Members of the club and people from the neighborhood milled around Saturday morning, hours after the shooting, still trying to make sense of exactly what happened.

Lovie Estell, a relative of the second victim killed, Monty Taylor, was one of the people who hung around the area, hoping for answers.

"He was a good father, grandfather, a good husband and a good friend. If he could help you, he did," Estell said of Taylor.

Mitchie and Taylor were killed in the shooting and two other people suffered injuries, but are expected to be OK.

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