KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: Police have identified the woman killed yesterday as 43-year-old Angela Banks.
FOX 4 originally reported that police are investigating after a verbal argument escalated to shots being fired at a family gathering in a park, leaving one woman dead and another victim in critical condition.
Police responded to Noble Park early Saturday evening to sounds of gunfire, according to Capt. Tim Hernandez. On the way there, police were notified that it was still an active situation.
As police neared the scene, officers were flagged down by people in a vehicle at Gregory Boulevard and College Avenue. A woman in the vehicle had been shot.
Police administered aid before transporting the woman to the hospital, Hernandez said. She was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived.
Hernandez said a man had also been shot and had driven himself to the hospital. He is listed in critical condition.
Police have determined that a family gathering was taking place at one of the shelter houses at Noble Park. Some of the people in that area began to argue, and someone pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the party.
This is the 101st homicide in Kansas City in 2019, Hernandez said.
The shooting is under investigation. Police do not have a suspect at this time. Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.