KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the killings of two people in separate shootings less than two hours apart.
The shootings happened Sunday night starting at around 9:30 p.m., when officers were called to a gas station near the city's Citadel neighborhood, police said in a news release.
Witnesses reported the victim walked into the gas station, asked for help and then collapsed. Police found him unresponsive in the parking lot. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.
Shortly after 11 p.m., police were called to a neighborhood in the far south end of the city for another shooting and found a wounded man who died at the scene. Witnesses indicated a disturbance occurred between the man and one or more suspects that led to that shooting, police said.
Police did not immediately release the names of those killed, and no arrests were announced.
The killings marked the 125th and 126th homicides in Kansas City so far this year, according to information kept by the Kansas City Star. That compares to 160 homicides by the same time in 2020.