Gunfire leaves 1 dead, injures 1 - KCTV5


KC police look for suspect in couple's deaths

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A young child lost their mother and father in a double murder Monday night.

The bullets rang out just before 9 p.m. at Hardesty Avenue and Blue Parkway. A large crowd had gathered outside the Discount Smokes convenience store.

Both victims were transported to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, police identified those dead as Qwentelia Vanzant, 25, and Jaron Syrus, 25, both of Blue Springs. Police said the two were in a relationship and have a child together.

Detectives said the victims were involved in a large fight between several people when they were shot. Someone pulled a gun and fired into the crowd that had gathered.

Evidence cones littered the convenience store parking lot where shell casings may have fallen.

Police said the suspect vehicle seen leaving the scene is described as a dark-colored SUV. If you can help identify the killer or killers, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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