Neighbors hear multiple gunshots at Blue Ridge residence; police look for killer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Police in Kansas City, Mo., are investigating after one person was killed and another was injured in an early morning shooting Monday.

Police captain Tye Grant said that officers were sent to 81st and Blue Ridge around 4 a.m. upon reports of a disturbance.  When they arrived, they found the front door of the home open.

“I look at the clock and hear, ‘pow, pow, pow,'” neighbor Nancy Tempel said. “It was five times. Then I hear a pause and another pow, pow, and then I freak out.”

Police say when they went inside of the home they found one person dead and another with a gunshot wound to the arm. The second victim was immediately taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

“Officers arrived in the scope of the home was,” Grant said. “The front door was open and discovered a shooting victim inside the house. He was determined to be deceased here on the scene.”

According to officers, there were other people inside of the home at the time of the shooting, including an infant.

FOX 4’s Robert Townsend spoke to people at the home, who said they were the victim’s family. They told Townsend that the victim is a 35-year-old man, who lived in the home with his 16-year-old son and with the man’s girlfriend.  They say the teenager was the one who was injured, but say he was not shot. They say he was injured trying to escape through a window. The family says this is the second loss they’ve faced in less than two weeks. They say the victim’s younger brother, 23-year-old DeMarco Knott was killed on Sept. 25, found dead in a parking lot at the Value Place Motel at 113th and Colorado.

“No one driving by,” Grant added. “We believe a car showed up with the suspects. Then left after the shooting. No description at this time,” he said of the most recent shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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