KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a shooting Saturday morning that left one dead and another injured.
Officers responded to a shooting call at 37th and Prospect around 10:41 a.m. and found an adult male laying on the ground unresponsive. They also found a second victim who was shot with non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The deceased victim was later identified as 33-year-old Ahmed Simmons.
Thomas Simmons is an activist and a community leader. Many times, he’s comforting those who have just had one of the worst things happen to them — losing a child — Saturday the roles were reversed.
“It’s hard – it’s nothing that you can describe talking about that when you lose a kid and I’ve lost two others,” Simmons said.
Sadly, a familiar spot for Thomas Simmons — but the feeling was every bit as painful.
“Probably one the best kids that you would ever want to have – and probably anybody out here that knows him would tell you the same thing,” he said.
The thought for Simmon’s dad — of not having his son here is a hard one.
“He had a food truck – called Bro Bro’s Food.” He said.
Not only did he have his own food truck — but it was his passion. It’s the thing that brought him the most joy. Cooking, his dad said, there was nothing he couldn’t make.
“He loved to cook – he was a master cook. That’s what you think about when you think about Ahmad,” Thomas Simmons said.
There is no suspect information or anyone in custody at this time.
Now it remains unclear what led to this shooting — but Simmons said this is just another example of the need for better conflict resolution in our community.
While officers were canvassing the crime scene, investigators heard sounds of shots in the area of 35th and Brooklyn Avenue. Investigators said that an unknown vehicle fled the scene immediately following the gunshots.
It is unknown whether the shooting from Friday occurred at a gas station on 35th and Prospect and this incident is related, according to Kansas City Police Department spokesperson.
If you have any information on what may have happened, you’re asked to call the Kansas City Police Department.