KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Police are investigating a triple shooting where one child has died Monday afternoon.
According to a spokesperson with the Kansas City Police Department, four people were in a parked car in front of a residence in the 2900 block of E. 33rd Street just before 3 p.m. when someone fired shots into the car. The car then drove to a fire station near 32nd and Indiana for help.
Three people inside that car were shot. One adult male, one adult woman and a 1-year-old male identified as Tyron Payton. The child died as a result of his injuries.
The 2 adults and child who were shot were transported to area hospitals. The child has died. We are still working to determine his exact age, but he was younger than 5. We are stunned at this callousness & violence & will not rest until we find the killer. You can help: 474-TIPS— kcpolice (@kcpolice) September 21, 2020
“Absolute complete lack of regard for anyone inside that car let alone a young a child,” Sergeant Jake Becchina with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department said.
“Not just a young child riding in it but anybody in the neighborhood or the streets. This is a dense area. There are a lot of people around. Those bullets could have hit a lot of other people,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said.
“We need to make sure this stops. One way we can make sure this stops is that those who do these sorts of things are held accountable,” Mayor Lucas said.
My heart breaks for another baby to be buried in our city. Somebody knows what happened. Protecting a murderer like this, who fires on the innocent, isn’t adhering to any code, it’s killing our community. Praying the victims who survived will pull through.— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) September 21, 2020
"A child is dead and it doesn’t seem to matter how many times that happens it is always as heart wrenching as the first one you’ve ever been to. Here we are," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said.
Both adults are said to be in stable condition as of Monday night.
If anyone has any information or saw anything, they are asked to contact Homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS. There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case