16-year-old dies after being shot in KCMO on Tuesday afternoon

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 2:51 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A teenager has died after being shot in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the police, the shooting happened just after 12:30 p.m. in the area of E. 82nd Place and Forest Avenue. Police went to the area receiving a call about the sound of gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old who had been shot and was being treated by EMS in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

EMS took him to the hospital, but he was pronounced deceased due to his injuries. Later, he was identified as Zechariah Washington.

Detectives and crime scene personnel canvased the area for witnesses and evidence.

Detectives have also confirmed that a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) bus was parked in the area of the shooting and that it was hit by gunfire.

The bus was out of service, so no passengers were on it at the time. The driver wasn’t injured.

Anyone with information that could assist the police in their investigation is 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 to the TIPS Hotline and leads to an arrest in this case.