KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Investigators say a third person died from injuries in a quadruple shooting that happened at a Kansas City, Kansas, home Thursday night.
Investigators announced Monday that 50-year-old Penny Smith died of her injuries.
KCK police said officers went to a home in the Piper neighborhood near North 123rd Street and Yecker Avenue just before 11 p.m. Thursday. They found three injured women outside when they arrived.
Family members say eight children witnessed the shooting from inside a van.
Investigators said Smith’s 30-year-old daughter, Kristy C. Throw of Shawnee, died from her injuries shortly after the shooting.
“Kristy reached over and shielded her sister from the bullets and took many herself,” said her uncle, Steven Dennis. “She ultimately died at the scene.”
Smith’s husband, Christopher, 51, died from a self-inflicted gunshot injury, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police. Detectives believe Christopher shot the victims before taking his own life.
The third woman injured in the shooting remains hospitalized.
We can say ‘Loved ones say the third victim, Chelsea Thow, was shot six times and remains hospitalized.’
A GoFundMe account is set up to help support the surviving family members.
We can add this quote: “These children deserve a better life, and that’s our goal is to help them in the future,” Dennis said. “[We’ll] make sure that they understand that they’re loved, and we’ll always be there for them.”
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The KCKPD Major Case Unit continues to investigate the shooting.
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