Investigators busy with violent weekend in KC metro

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seven homicides in just 24 hours. It's keeping police on both sides of the state line busy over the holiday weekend.

Here's the information FOX 4 has gathered from police:

In Kansas City, Mo.:

Saturday at about 9:30 p.m.
1600 E. 80th Street
One person killed, found dead inside a car at 80th & Wayne.
That victim was later identified as Darren Harris, 46, of Tulsa, Okla.

Saturday at about 10:00 p.m.
28th and Myrtle
Two men killed
Those men were later identified as John W. Waldon, 31, and Andre L. Barnes, 49, ooth of Tulsa, Okla.

In Kansas City, Kan.:

Saturday at approx. 1:15 a.m.
4300 block of Lloyd
One man in his late 40s dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
He was later identified as Edwin Igo, 49, of Kansas City, Kan.

Saturday at approx. 6:45 p.m.
First Street and Walker
The victim was identified Monday at Jaiferia Barnes, 28, of Kansas City, Kan.

Sunday, at 3:45 a.m.
3rd & Waverly
One dead; three victims- one killed, one non-life threatening, one uninjured
Victim identified as Ricardo Uribe, 18, of Kansas City, Kan.

Sunday at 3:35 p.m.
48th and Parallel
One dead, identified as Jeffrey Whitmore, 43, of Kansas City, Kan.

At the latest homicide, at 48th and Parallel, Whitmore was shot outside of a laundromat. A preliminary investigation revealed that he was getting laundry out of his vehicle when he was approached by three black males, believed to be in their 20s, who proceeded to shoot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just after 6 p.m., Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that KCK officers were responding to another shooting at 36th and Wood Avenue, saying the victim was on the way to the hospital, unknown condition.

Overnight, the victims of a triple shooting  were dropped off at the South Patrol station. All three were immediately transported to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries. Their conditions have not been updated by police and they are not part of the death toll outlined above.

Police said the weekend homicides are not related.

Community activists are increasing calls for peace. The AdHoc Group Against Crime said Kansas City won't be any safer until the killers are taken off the streets.

They said it's time for people with information to help police solve crimes.

Damon Daniel with AdHoc said people aren't making the community any safer by allowing killers to live among them.

"There are seven families out there now -- seven mothers, and fathers, or perhaps children and siblings -- who lost their loved ones to senseless violence," Daniel said. "I'm always taken aback. I'm always broken-hearted when I hear the level of violence that has occurred in our city."

Detectives in Kansas City, Missouri say they've investigated 72 homicides so far this year. That's 21 more than this time last year.

Related: Chicago reports 51 shootings, 5 deaths from Friday to Monday

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