KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second time this week, Kansas City police are investigating the deadly shooting of a teenager.
Just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the area of E. 9th Street and Wabash Avenue for a shooting.
When police arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive teen boy lying in the parking lot of a business with gunshot wounds.
EMS pronounced the teen dead at the scene. Police said the sound of gunshots were heard outside of a business coming from an unknown direction when the victim was shot.
KCPD has identified the teen as 17-year-old Zafir Perkins. Police have not provided any additional details about a potential suspect or what may have lead up to the shooting.
Anyone with more information is asked to call homicide detectives directly at 816-234-5043, or submit an anonymous tip to the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
This is the second teen to be killed in a shooting in Kansas City this week. On Monday, KCPD responded to a fatal shooting on 71 Highway that killed 15-year-old Diego Almeda.