2 men found shot, killed in Kansas City, Kansas

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 17:43:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating after two men were found shot to death on Friday morning.

Two people on their way to work found the victims in the 700 block of Pawnee Avenue just before 5 a.m.

One of the victims was inside a vehicle, and the other was outside of it.

Police later identified the victims as KCK residents Christian Franco, 22, and Jesus Quintero, 23.

This marked the 19th and 20th homicides in KCK in 2021.

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