Man can’t believe friends were killed, was helping one shortly before KCK quadruple shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A man who was at a home a half-hour before four people were murdered in KCK says he can`t believe his friends are gone.

Rusty Snow said he was helping his friend, one of the victims, put up a light and left about 10:30 p.m., only 30 minutes before his friends were shot to death at a home in the 3000 block of S. 36th Street.

Snow says if it wasn`t for his girlfriend calling to say she needed help putting her kids to bed, he would have been killed, too.

“I would have been one in the driveway dead, I know that,” Snow told FOX 4.

Snow says the man police are looking for, Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, was his friend`s neighbor and he thought they had a good relationship.

Pablo Serrano
Pablo Serrano

“What does he gain from this? What provoked him? There was nothing said, if something was said it was said in the 20 minutes I was gone,” Snow said.

He said when he returned to his friend`s house all he could see were lights from police cars and the bodies of his friend outside the house.

“It`s indescribable seeing your friends dead on the porch, don`t really know how to describe it. It`s just crazy. I can`t believe it happened,” Snow said.

Ruth Harter says one of the men killed was her husband Clint Harter and another victim was Austin Harter, her brother-in-law.

“I just want him found, all I want is justice for my kids,” Harter said.

Harter says she's 8 months pregnant and she has a 2-year-old daughter.

Shelby Snow says she`s known Clint and Austin since they were kids and just saw them on Saturday.

“It`s just tragic. I feel really terrible, just sad. They were good kids, they just like to work on cars,” she said.

Rusty Snow says he wants Serrano-Vitorino to turn himself in and explain what happened. The suspect has been charged with four counts of murder in Wyandotte County, and the Missouri Highway Patrol suspects him in a fifth homicide that happened on Tuesday in Montgomery County, Mo.

That homicide victim was identified as 49-year-old Randy J. Nordman, who was shot to death.

Serrano-Vitorino is considered armed and dangerous, and is actively being sought. Do not approach him if seen, but call 911 or *55 immediately.



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