KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been a violent week for Kansas City. Since Wednesday, 24 people have been shot, and four of them have died.
It all began near 50th and Chestnut Wednesday afternoon. Bernice Brown, 43, was shot and killed. KCPD said it appeared there was a disturbance outside a home that involved several people when guns were fired and the woman was shot.
Tyjuan Caldwell, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with this shooting.
That same day, officers were dispatched to the area of East 79th Street and Brooklyn Avenue upon reports of two people being shot. One of them was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Around 4:45 p.m. someone shot a person in the hand near East 89th Street and Sleepy Hollow.
Later that night, a man in the United States from China studying at the International House of Prayer Church was shot and killed while walking outside a home in south Kansas City along Bridge Manor Drive. A second person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A third person was grazed by a bullet, according to police.
Curtrail Hudson, 18, is now facing multiple felony charges in that triple shooting.
The violence didn't stop there. Wednesday around 10 p.m., two people were shot near Lawndale and Smart in the Historic Northeast neighborhood. One of the victims was younger than 18. Both are expected to be OK.
The shootings continued Thursday around 4 p.m. Police were called to 18th and Prospect. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle with two victims inside. One victim, a man in his 50s, died on scene. The second victim, a man in his 40s, was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police have not yet made an arrest in these shootings.
Not long after around 6:40 p.m., one person sustained non life-threatening injuries during a shooting near 24th and Quincy.
Then around 8 p.m. near 43rd Street and Bellefontaine, two women were sitting in a car in the area when a suspect approached and opened fire. One woman had critical injuries. The other sustained non life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made in connection with this shooting.
Later that night three armed men opened fire on four police officers at a home near 68th Street and Myrtle Avenue. No one was hurt, but for a time the officers were pinned down by the gunfire.
The violence continued into Friday afternoon when someone shot two people near 82nd and Euclid. One person was treated at the scene, and another taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police have not said whether they have made an arrest in connection with this shooting.
Kansas City police reacted to the surge of violence during a news conference where they said, "We`ve had too many shootings in our city, and too many victims. Too many crimes unsolved."
But the violence didn't stop there.
At 11:30 p.m. Saturday police heard shots at East 39th Place. When they responded to the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. Emergency responders took the man to the hospital where he died from his injuries Monday.
Then, just half an hour later someone shot six people at 18th and Highland in the city's historic Jazz District. All six people, ages 20 to 40, who were injured are expected to be OK. Police told FOX4 they're still trying to determine whether there was just one shooter or multiple.
Then around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 from East 89th and Troost and said someone shot her while she was in her car. She died from her injuries.
The violence continued two hours later. Police heard gunshots at 59th and Swope, and when they arrived someone shot at officers. Officers returned fire, and one person was injured.
Mayor Sly James addressed the recent slew of gun violence in Kansas City on Monday afternoon. Watch the full news conference in the video player below.
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, told FOX4 that he's hopeful the violence will end soon.
"It is disturbing," Kendrick said. "It absolutely is, because we believe that we all should be better than this, and that there are ways to resolve conflict that should not reflect in taking another human`s life, or threatening people who are innocent bystanders in situations that arise from time to time."
If you have any information in any of these shootings, police ask you to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Crime Stoppers and Kansas City police say the base reward for a tip that leads to an arrest in a homicide is $10,000. The base payment for other felony tips is $5,000.