Shooting on I-70 now a homicide after one victim dies

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Two teenagers were shot on Interstate 70 shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, closing the eastbound lanes of I-70 at the split with I-670 for the investigation.

Both victims were taken to an area hospital, but one of the victims has died of his injuries. The incident is now investigated as a homicide.

The victim who died was identified as Deonta C. Jones, 22, of Kansas City, Kan.

A witness who lives near the interstate tells FOX 4 he heard pops and saw a black car bounce off of a wall, and then two men got out of the car.

“I seen this car going down this wall, and it was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop all the way down the wall, scraping the outer wall," he said.

Police say they are looking for two other men driving in a 2010-2014 maroon GMC Envoy who are suspected to be involved in this shooting. They were last seen headed east towards Missouri on Interstate 670.

Investigators are looking to recover shell casings for up to a mile west of the Mill Street Bridge, police say many rounds were fired.

“I don’t think this was a random act," Kansas City, Kan., Police Officer Cameron Morgan said. "I don’t think they just picked out a random car and decided to fire at the vehicle. I believe this was intentional and the victims possibly knew the suspects and might have had some sort of disagreement. That’s something we are still trying to investigate and find out."


Police are looking for looking for this vehicle in connection with the shooting.

Police are looking for looking for a 2010-2014 Maroon GMC Envoy, with dark window tint and a “yellowed” plastic license plate cover, possibly occupied by two black males.

Anyone who saw something or may have information about the shooting is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS