Young boy shot, killed in triple shooting in Kansas City, police say


UPDATE: The boy killed in this shooting has been identified as 22-month-old Tyron Payton.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A child under the age of two has died Monday afternoon after a shooting in Kansas City, police say. Two other people were also injured.

The shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. near 33rd Street and Agnes Avenue, KCPD spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said.

A vehicle with three adults and a child inside was parked outside a home there when someone shot multiple times at the vehicle. Becchina said there are at least 17 bullet holes in the vehicle.

The victims drove to a nearby Kansas City Fire Department station, located at 32nd Street and Indiana Avenue, to get help. Fire and EMS crews began rendering aid and transported them all to a nearby hospital.

A young boy was hit by gunfire and later died from his injuries at a hospital. A man and a woman were also shot, suffering critical injuries. The fourth person in the car was uninjured.

Police have not released any identifying information about the boy, such as an age or name.

Detectives are at the scene of the original shooting to gather evidence and search for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. All tips are anonymous and there’s a $25,000 reward available for information leading to an arrest in homicide cases.



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