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2 found dead outside south Kansas City apartment

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 10:58:54-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people were found shot to death Wednesday morning outside a south Kansas City apartment complex.

Shortly before 11 a.m., officers responded to a shooting near East 93rd Street and Bales Avenue.

A man and a woman were found dead outside the apartment building, according to Capt. Dave Jackson, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene. On Thursday, police identified the victims as 21-year-old Roy Bausby and 20-year-old Gabriel Freeman.

Police said an altercation took place before the shooting, and people in the area reported hearing between 15 and 20 gunshots.

Rosilyn Temple, founder of Kansas City Mothers in Charge, was at Wednesday's scene to provide support to the victims' family members.

"We have a problem, it's a community problem," Temple said.

Wednesday's shooting marks the 172nd and 173rd homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, this year.

"Our police department has not had a break. We have to help them fight this problem. It's not their problem alone. It's a community problem," Temple said.

Temple is pleading with anyone who knows anything about the shooting to come forward.

"Come out and speak out. We have $25,000 to give out for someone to tell information. That's life-changing money if you need it," Temple said. "I challenge people in this apartment complex, whatever you saw that happened this afternoon to this family losing their loved ones, step up and speak up."

There was no suspect information early Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS). Tipsters can remain anonymous, and there is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the 41 Action News Mug Shot Policy.