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2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Wilbur Young Park in Blue Springs

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-15 15:27:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Blue Springs Police Department is investigating a double homicide after a shooting Saturday night in Wilbur Young Park.

Officers were called around 10:30 p.m. to the park, located at 1100 SE Adams Dairy Parkway.

Police located a 19-year-old male and a 20-year-old male with gunshot wounds. They were transported to area hospitals, where they later died.

Monday, police identified the 19-year-old as LaDronal Hamilton Jr., of Kansas City, Missouri, and the 20-year-old as Karmello Matlock, of Blue Springs.

A 17-year-old male was also shot in the incident. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries, per police.

No suspect is in custody. Police said investigation into the incident is ongoing, including shuffling through hundreds of leads and hours of video.

Anyone with information is urged to call BSPD at 816-228-0151 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

If you have any information about a crime, you may contact your local police department directly. But if you want or need to remain anonymous, you should contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at Depending on your tip, Crime Stoppers could offer you a cash reward.

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