Two people found dead after apparent murder-suicide at Grain Valley daycare

Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 7:35 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2023 at 10:14 PM CST
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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (KCTV) - A shooting outside a daycare center in Grain Valley left two people dead.

The Grain Valley Police Department said officers were dispatched to shots fired outside Milestone Academy on Monday night shortly before 6 p.m.

When they arrived, two people were found dead in the parking lot in an apparent murder-suicide. Grain Valley Police Chief Ed Turner said an adult man and woman were shot.

“We understand this is a very sad day when we have to see these things transpire in any community,” Turner said, “and we stand shoulder to shoulder with the community to assure them of their safety.

“We will have a heightened presence in this area, just like we would anytime there’s a crime. We want to make sure that the community knows that we care for them and we watch out for them and we want to serve them the best of our ability.”

No children were physically injured and police say it “appears to be an isolated domestic dispute.”

GVPD said there is no current danger to the community, but an active investigation is underway.

Milestone Academy announced it will be closed on Tuesday.

“Due to an emergency situation the Daycare will be closed tomorrow,” the Academy wrote on Facebook. “So sorry for the inconvenience.”

Grain Valley Police said they will be conducting an investigation along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

“We are saddened to see this type of violence unfold in our close-knit community,” the GVPD said.

This is a breaking news story. KCTV5 will update it as information develops.