Identities of two women killed in Kansas City triple-homicide re - KCTV5

Identities of two women killed in Kansas City triple-homicide released

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It happened after 10 a.m. near 17th Street and Chelsea Avenue. (KCTV5) It happened after 10 a.m. near 17th Street and Chelsea Avenue. (KCTV5)
Police in Kansas City are investigating a shooting that left a man and two women dead on Friday. (KCTV5) Police in Kansas City are investigating a shooting that left a man and two women dead on Friday. (KCTV5)
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UPDATE, 11/12 (3:40 p.m.) - Kansas City police have released the identities of two of the victims. 

Jennifer Zimmerman, 30, and Yessenia Ahumada, 25, have been identified as the two women killed. 

The male victim has not been released yet. Police are attempting to contact relatives outside of the country. 

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ORIGINAL STORY

Police are investigating a shooting that left a man and two women dead.

Officers were called to 17th Street and Poplar Avenue about 10 a.m. Friday on a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a man and woman dead inside a house and another woman with life-threatening injuries. Police say she was the one that made the call.

That woman was taken to the hospital where she died soon after.

Police still haven’t released much information about the victims.

This is Kansas City's 128th homicide investigation of the year. KC is almost tied with last year's number of homicides.

For family members of the people killed, the news came as a shock as they still wait for more information from police. They say they just want to know what happened. 

Cox said she had just seen her niece earlier that morning before getting the jarring alert while watching the news. She said her niece was one of the three killed. 

“We were watching the news, and we saw my niece’s house, saying three people got shot," she Jackie Cox said. "We came over here right away, but we still don't know anything, you know? So, we're not sure what happened."

Cox said she can't understand why anyone would want to hurt her niece.

"She had just turned her life totally around, and now this," Cox said. "She was having a hard time and then they bought this house and fixed it up, and they were doing good."

Police had to wait several hours to get into the house, first waiting for dogs that were in the home to be removed by teams and then for a search warrant so they could get in the house.

So far, there has been no motive or suspect description given. Police are currently staying very tight-lipped about the investigation. 

Police say they haven't had any past run-ins at the home. The only issues have been at two vacant homes on the block, they said.

A week ago, just a few blocks away, 35-year-old John Jones was shot and killed. Police were looking for three juvenile suspects. 

“It’s not a good feeling," Annetta  Authorlee had said. "It’s not a good feeling to lose a child."

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-TIPS.

Neighbors say crime in the area is out of control. 

"There's not a day that goes by that there's not gunfire here," one neighbor said.

She wanted to remain anonymous but told KCTV5 News that police have lost control and it's not safe to walk outside. She said that, a month ago, a dispute next door led to shots being fired at her house while she was inside. 

She said, “They’re putting millions of dollars into the airport so people see this great airport and great city we live in. No. This is the city we live in. This is Kansas City."

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