KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KCPD ended a standoff shortly before 5 p.m on Tuesday at a house in connection with a double shooting that left a 10-month-old baby girl fighting for her life. A tip received around 2 p.m. led police to a home near 39th and Agnes. The search of the house in question ended without an arrest as no one was found in the home.
Police believe whoever lives in the house has blood on their hands from that double shooting that left the 10-month-old shot in the head. The original incident began shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday when shots rang out in the 3900 block of Bellefontaine.
Police said that a 21-year-old man and his 10-month old baby were getting out of a car when someone in another car started shooting. Police say that both are in the hospital with critical injuries.
“That little baby is laying in the hospital for no reason and somebody knows something, but as usual they're scared, scared to say something. But there is a little baby fighting for her life,” neighbor Teri Glass said.
Members of the Peacekeepers knocked on doors in the 3900 of Bellefontaine, hoping to get some leads in the case to help police solve the case.
“People do want to talk sometimes they don't want to talk to the police so if they want to talk to a third-party that's why we are here,” Bishop Tony Caldwell said. “And we are going to find out who did this cause if we don't this lets people think they can continue doing things like this.”
This shooting happened two doors down from Fentress Strother's home. He said whoever did this, is a coward.
“If they take a lot of these thundercats, they call these youngsters, and give them to the military they think they're tough go over to Iraq, go to Afghanistan,” Strother said.
If you have any information about the shooting you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.