KANSAS CITY, Mo. --A teenage boy died from his wound Monday afternoon after he was shot Monday morning on Kansas City's east side.
Police were dispatched to the 10400 block of E. 39th Terrace in Kansas City, Mo., around 10:08 a.m., after neighbors reported hearing a single gunshot.
Upon their arrival officers located a teen boy in the rear of the residence. The teen was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries and was listed in critical condition. Then about five hours later police said he had died and that his death was being investigated as a homicide.
Vincent Carrillo left his house after hearing the shot to see what he called a commotion going on his neighbor's yard across the street.
When he looked out he saw that one young man had been shot and several other teens were running around.
"All I heard was a shot, so I looked out the window as a concerned neighbor, and I saw some commotion in the backyard of my neighbor across the street so I walked up there and saw somebody had got shot," Carrillo said.
Police say they have taken several teens into custody and are questioning them to figure out what happened. Police say the victim suffered a critical wound and paramedics rushed him to Centerpoint Medical Center.
It does not appear that any of the homes in the neighborhood had been targeted. There are no signs of a break in anywhere. This may be a case of kids playing with a gun. Police say they have not yet recovered the weapon.
Witnesses say they saw two young men flee the scene after the shooting. Police say they are still searching for those two to question them.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.