1 dead, 1 injured in double shooting near 79th and Blue Ridge during rush hour

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting Tuesday afternoon that has left one person dead and one person seriously injured.

The shooting was reported just after 3:15 p.m. near 79th and Blue Ridge Blvd.

When officers arrived, they found two men inside of a black Ford Mustang suffering from gunshot wounds. The passenger in that car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Kansas City police are looking for a black, 2002-2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a trailer with landscaping equipment in connection with the shooting.

Suspect vehicle

“We all need to be concerned,” Hernandez said. “When individuals are out here in broad daylight shooting guns at each other for several blocks, it’s concerning. We can’t have individuals out here doing this.”

Rosilyn Temple, executive director of KC Mothers and Children, said it’s not just one person’s problem. It’s everyone’s problem.

“People say, ‘Oh, it happens every year.’ Yes it do, but when are we going to stop. Here we are right now… 104… Less than 24 hours, we have two homicides.”

Temple said this type of behavior starts at home, pointing the finger at anger as the leading cause behind the violence.

“Why are we so angry?” Temple said. “I’m calling out all the organizations, all the community partners, all the families, all the community. People, we’ve got to do something.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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