KCK police investigate, look for vehicle after child is killed in shooting
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating after a child was fatally shot while playing in a front yard on Wednesday evening.
According to the police, the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Greeley Ave. around 6:15 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found a “young juvenile” who had been shot while he was playing in a front yard. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but ultimately died due to his injuries.
The police said this was not an accidental shooting. They have found more than 30 shell casings in the area. They do not think it was a random shooting, either.
“This is a tragedy,” said Major Violeta Magee with the KCKPD. “It’s hard. It’s hard on our officers. It’s hard on the neighbors, as you can tell. It’s heartbreaking. We don’t want to see anyone get shot, especially not a younger child.”
Detectives ask that the public be on the lookout for the vehicle pictured below. Police think it was involved in the shooting.
It appears to be a maroon mid-2000s Subaru Legacy that is missing its front bumper. It may have a Kansas tag.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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