Police are busy after eight people were shot over the weekend in Kansas City, including a shooting in Westport. Two of the victims eventually died from their injuries.
"Chaos all night," said Jason Macklin about the violence that included a slaying in front of his home on North White Avenue. "It's nothing new. Every time the weather pops back to good, bad things happen."
One of those deadly shootings happened about 8:45 p.m. on Sunday at 42nd Street and Virginia Avenue.
Neighbors told police they heard shots fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found Consualia Braden, 22, dead at that scene.
Police then responded to an upstairs apartment in the 100 block of North White Avenue about 10:20 p.m. on another reported shooting.
When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Alfadil B. Sabil suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
There is no suspect information in either case at this time, police say.
Authorities are also investigating four other separate shootings within a two-hour time frame late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
The first shooting was reported just before midnight at Linwood Boulevard and Indiana Avenue where a man was shot in the leg.
Then, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. there were three other shootings.
One at Westport Road and Mill Street, and another at East 67th Street and College Avenue, and a third in the 5800 block of Blue Hills Road. In the case of the gunfire at the popular entertainment district, a fight outside a bar led to the shooting.
Some residents say too many people get to drinking and drink too much. Booze-filled fights turn to violence.
Police don't think the incidents are related and all of the victims are expected to survive.
Sgt. Kari Thompson of the Kansas City Police Department said the string of violent events is not random, and there is a task force dedicated to stopping things like this from happening.
"We need the community. We cannot do this by ourselves," Thompson said.
According to police, most of the shootings are one-on-one in which the suspect and victim knew each other.
The Rev. Ambrose Mann said as a minister he works with youth. He said families are not providing the guidance for young people to keep them out of trouble.
"People being idiots," Aaron Stewart said. "Idiots with firearms."
Police have not released detailed suspect descriptions or made any arrests.
If you know anything about what happened in these cases or any of the other weekend shootings, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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