Police respond to 3rd homicide in less than 3 hours in Kansas City

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Update: Kansas City police have identified the victim as 19-year-old Maxwell Hill. A police spokesman said detectives were following up with witnesses to obtain a description of the vehicle.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO Police are on the scene of the third homicide in the span of two-and-a-half hours on Sunday evening, August 9.

Just before 7:30 pm officers were dispatched to the Tony Aguirre Community Center in the 2000 block of West Pennway, where they found a shooting victim in his late teens or early 20’s laying in the parking lot. Paramedics took the victim to the hospital where he died a short time later.

Witnesses told police that they saw an interaction in the parking lot between the victim and an unknown suspect that led to a shooting. The suspect left the scene after the shooting.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and callers to hopefully get a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Kansas City has now recorded 122 homicides for 2020.

If anyone saw or heard anything in the area or has any information on this case, they are asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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