KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at the Red Roof Inn near I-435 and Armour Road that left three people dead.
The sheriff’s office said they were called to the hotel around 3 a.m. Saturday morning for an incident between a large group of people.
When officers arrived they found one person dead. A second person died on the way to the hospital.
A third victim was taken to a local area hospital, and died from his injuries Sunday morning.
The victims have been identified as Dejan Joksimovic,18, Armin Hamidovic,18 and Delfino Elizondo,22.
Joksimovic was a student at North Kansas City High School. He was a senior who was set to graduate in May.
"It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of one of our students... We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends," said a statement released by the school.
Investigators said that the group of people had already left the area when officers arrived.
According to a news conference held by officials Saturday, a party that was broken up at an Independence home was moved to the motel. When the shooting occurred there were about 15 people in the room. There was marijuana and beer present in the motel room. Police are not sure what led to the shooting, but said that all three shooting victims were shot in the head.
Officers from Kansas City and Randolph, Mo. police departments are helping in the investigation and the Metro Squad began investigating Sunday.
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