KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police have identified four people killed in two separate double shootings Tuesday.
Jalen Stevens, 21, was killed when the black Ford Mustang he was riding in was shot up near 79th and Blue Ridge Blvd. The driver of the car, Makih Briggs, 20, was taken to the hospital, but died Wednesday morning.
Family told FOX4 that an argument took place at a nearby gas station. Then a truck followed them out of the parking lot and shortly after shot at them several times.
“That doesn’t happen around here,” one neighbor said. “I was scared, just scared. I didn’t know what I should do.”
Police are looking for a black 2002-2008 4-door Dodge Ram 1500 pickup pulling a trailer with landscaping equipment in connection with their murders.
“The individuals involved in this did not care about anyone else,” Capt. Tim Hernandez with the KCPD said Tuesday. “They’re out there firing guns during rush hour. Anyone could have been hit.”
Later Tuesday evening, Dajuan Reese, 20, and Rance Burton, 44, were found shot to death inside of an apartment at 79th and Manchester. No suspect information has been released in that case.
The four deaths bring Kansas City’s homicide total to 106 so far in 2019; in 2018, there were 93 at this time of year.
There is a $25,000 reward for tips that solve homicide cases in Kansas City. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.