1 person killed in quadruple shooting near 18th and Vine in Kansas City

Picture of 18th and Vine Shooting scene

18th and Vine Shooting scene

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is dead and three more are injured after a quadruple shooting in the city’s historic jazz district last night, April 26.

Police were called to East 18th and Vine streets shortly after 10 p.m. on reports of gunshots, according to the Kansas City Police Department. When officers arrived, they found four victims at East 19th and Vine streets.

Officers tried to save one of the victims with a gunshot wound, according to KCPD. However, he was pronounced dead later at the hospital. He has not been identified.

Three other victims also had gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital. However, their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Investigators believe a fight or argument started inside one of the businesses and erupted into gunfire outside shortly after.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Mayor Quinton Lucas responded with frustration over the shooting. The violence comes shortly after a KCUR reporter was struck with a bullet in her apartment.

“Disappointed and angered to hear of more Kansas Citians struck by gunfire tonight,” Lucas tweeted.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. Or if you would like to remain anonymous, you can do so by calling the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS(8477). There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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