109 & Sycamore Shooting.transfer_frame_531.png

The scene in the area of E. 109th Street and Sycamore Terrace on Tuesday afternoon. 

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, which left a 15-year-old dead.

It happened in the area of E. 109th Street and Sycamore Terrace shortly after 2:30 p.m.

The Ruskin Heights neighborhood is several blocks east of Blue Ridge Boulevard. 

A police dispatcher told KCTV5 News that CPR was being performed on a victim at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but ultimately died. 

No further information is available at this time.

This is the third shooting to happen in KCMO in just over an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Out of those three shootings, two were fatal. 

One shooting happened at 1:30 p.m. in the area of Independence and Bales avenues. That is now a homicide investigation. 

Another shooting happened at E. 52nd Street and Euclid Avenue, also at 2:30 p.m. That was a double shooting. 

Anyone with information that can assist the police in their investigation is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

KCTV5.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2021 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.