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2 people killed in series of events involving shooting, crash

9th and prospect avenue shooting
Posted at 10:20 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 16:48:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, June 28 | Police have identified the female homicide victim as Evonne Cruz, 43.

The man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified as Antonio Arbelo, 54.

UPDATE, June 28 | KCPD now said there are two victims in the incident.

At the same time officers were called to the crash, officers were also called to a house in the 2600 block of Prospect Avenue for a shooting.

A man who was deceased was located there with gunshot wounds. KCPD believes that it was self-inflicted.

Investigators determined the woman involved in the crash was initially shot near that residence where the man was found and then drove to the location where the car crashed.

Police are still trying to determine what exactly happened at that house and talking to witnesses.

The woman was was shot later died at the hospital.

ORIGINAL STORY, June 27 | One person suffered life-threatening injuries following a shooting that happened near East 9th Street and Prospect Avenue on Sunday night.

Kansas City, Missouri, police officers were called to an injury crash, where they found the victim in the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to KCPD, the shooting happened at a different location.

There were also children in the vehicle who were not injured.

No suspect information was immediately available.

Editors Note: A previous version of this story reported the victim in this case had died based off of information received from Kansas City, Missouri, police dispatch.

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