1 person dead, another in critical condition following shooting in KCMO

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 4:28 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The KCPD is investigating after a Monday afternoon shooting left one person dead and another critically injured.

The shooting happened just after 2:30 p.m.

Officers initially went to the area of E. 39th Street and S. Benton Avenue after receiving a call about the sound of gunshots. While on the way, officers received another such call from the area of 39th and Chestnut Avenue. It was upgraded to a shooting call when police received word that there was a man lying on the sidewalk at 39th and Chestnut.

When officers arrived, they did make contact with that man at 39th and Chestnut. He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, so officers rendered first aid until EMS arrived.

While they were helping him, officers were told there was another man in the area of 39th and Benton who was also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers proceeded to try and help that man, as well.

Ultimately, both men were taken to a local hospital. One of them was pronounced dead and later identified as 37-year-old Keyion Brown. The other man was listed as being in critical condition. At last check, he is stable.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are being investigated. Detectives and crime scene personnel are canvassing for both witnesses and evidence.

There is currently no suspect information.

If you saw anything that could help police in their investigation, you are asked to call the KCPD’s Homicide Unit directly 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 that is submitted anonymously to the TIPS Hotline and results in an arrest.

The KCPD notes that they work with Partners for Peace in all their homicide investigations in order to monitor risk of retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.