UPDATE: Original information received from KCPD noted three gunshot victims. More details have instead confirmed two gunshot victims, both being teenagers.

The teenager who died has been identified by KCPD as 15-year-old Aaron Amparan. One person has been taken into custody, police said Monday.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting Friday night that has left one teenager dead and another injured.

KCPD officers responded to the shooting just before 6 p.m. in the area of E. 13th Street and White Avenue.

When officers arrived, they located a teen boy lying in the street near a vehicle that had a collided with a light pole.

The teen was unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately began medical aid until EMS arrived.

The teen victim was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He’s been identified by KCPD as 14-year-old Aaron Amparan.

One additional male teen was located nearby suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds and taken to an area hospital by EMS.

Police say preliminary investigation is believed that the vehicle occupied by the victims had been involved in the exchange of gunfire, with another unknown vehicle in the area.

Homicide detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to begin gathering evidence and collecting witness statements.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Detectives do not believe there is a threat to the surrounding areas related to this incident at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.