‘There’s more than a number that’s going on here’: KC’s latest homicide breaks previous 1993 record

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person has been killed near 66th Street and The Paseo, Kansas City police confirmed Wednesday morning.

Around 7 a.m. a woman was on her way to work when she found a young man, who had been shot, lying on the ground in an alley. She called 911 and when EMS arrived at the scene, they pronounced him dead.

Police are investigating, will collect evidence and will speak to witnesses. They do not have any suspect information at this time.

This is Kansas City’s 154th homicide. The killing surpasses the previous record of 153 homicides, which was set in 1993.

“There’s more than a number that’s going on here,” Captain David Jackson told FOX4’s Kathy Quinn. “It’s 154 families, it’s 154 brothers, sisters, 154 lives, it’s 154 neighborhoods…. if most of your viewers were thinking that this was happening in their neighborhood they would think about what that does to a community.”

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas provided a statement on the city’s infamous record Wednesday afternoon.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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