KCPD investigating two deadly overnight shootings


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department is investigating two deadly shootings that happened late Sunday night.

Just after 9:30 p.m., police were called to a gas station at 5901 Troost Avenue on reports of a shooting. The call reported that a man who had been shot walked inside and collapsed while asking for help.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as 38-year-old Rodrick Taylor.

Police say the shooting happened not too far away to the north on Troost Avenue.

About two hours later after 11 p.m., a separate shooting was reported at 113th Street and Askew Avenue.

Police found an unresponsive victim who had been shot in front of a residence.

The victim was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses told police that the victim and at least one suspect were involved in a disturbance that led to the shooting.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Devin Jacobs.

If anyone had any information on either shooting, they are asked to all the homicide unit directly at (816) 234-5043 of the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information that leads to an arrest in either case.

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