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2 deadly shootings within a half hour in KCK

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 4:48 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) - Two people were killed in a pair of shooting that happened within 30 minutes of each other Sunday night in Kansas City, KS.

Officers responded at 8:55 p.m. to a location on North 27th Street at Riverview Avenue, where they say they found a man shot outside. That man, later identified as 27-year-old KCK resident DeMonte Allen, was declared dead at the scene.

A half hour later, at 9:25 p.m., police found another man shot, this time at Royal Ridge Apartments off of State Avenue, along 73rd Terrace.

The KCKPD said that man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. On Tuesday, he was identified as 33-year-old KCK resident Marcus M. Johnson.

Police have not identified any suspects, and are asking the public for any information from anybody who knows anything.

Those two shootings bring KCK’s homicide total on the year to 17.