Kansas City police release pictures of 15-year-old shooting victims, offer reward for info


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have released pictures of two 15-year-olds victims who were killed over the weekend in an attempt to solicit information about the shooting.

Dominique Nelson and Dominik Simmons were both killed in a shooting Saturday night, March 20. Police said a disturbance outside near East 73rd Street and Norton Avenue escalated into a shooting.

Responders arrived around 10 p.m. and found Nelson dead at the scene. Further searching and tips from those in the neighborhood revealed Simmons as a second victim, who was found the next day behind a vacant house.

Picture of victims in Norton Avenue shooting
Picture of Dominique Nelson and Dominik Simmons provided by the Kansas City Police Department.

Police have released the photos of the victims, hoping that people may recognize them and know something about what led up to the incident.

$25,000 is available in exchange for information that leads to an arrest. Police ask anyone with knowledge of the shooting to contact Detective Ryan Taylor, Homicide Unit, at 816-889-6067 or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS(8477).

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