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Police identify woman killed in KCK double shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a double shooting on Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened at an apartment around 2:15 p.m. on N. 70th Terrace near Armstrong Avenue.

Police identified the woman as 37-year-old Melinda Bates-Fuller, she resided in KCK.

Neighbors say they ran inside the apartment after hearing nine shots and saw two bodies on the ground and heard a car speed off. Police say when they got on scene they found a woman inside the apartment shot to death, and a man clinging to life with critical gunshot injuries.

Neighbors say they see police at the apartment all the time.

“I've seen a lot of police officers over there mainly because a lot of people just come over there and live with them. The people that don't have anywhere to go, they just go over there and stay with him. He let him come in,” one neighbor said.

Police have no vehicle or suspect description right now, but are asking if you know anything about the fatal shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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