Tuesday shooting near 28th & Prospect killed two 20-year-olds

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 1:45 PM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department has identified the victims a double homicide that happened not far from their East Patrol Campus on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the KCPD, officers received a call about a shooting in the area of E. 28th Street and Prospect Avenue just after 1 p.m. For reference, the KCPD’s East Patrol Campus is located at the corner of E. 27th Street and Prospect Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found two men just west of the intersection who had been shot and were unresponsive. EMS ultimately declared both men dead at the scene.

On Wednesday, the police identified the victims as Montez Mack and Leerick Kelley. Both were 20 years old. Mack had just turned 20 on Nov. 8.

According to the police, preliminary information indicates that two people ran from the shooting scene just before officers arrived.

Officers did find two people a couple of blocks away from the shooting scene and detained them as part of the ongoing investigation. In their Wednesday update, the police said that both of them are still in custody and that “charging information is anticipated soon.”

Anyone with information about this double homicide is asked to call the KCPD’s Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. You can also anonymously call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information submitted to the TIPS Hotline.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that this double homicide happened in the area of 27th and Prospect, which was based off initial information from the police. The police department provided the above location in an update.