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Double homicide Sunday under investigation in Independence

Posted at 10:47 PM, Oct 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-30 14:47:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people died in a shooting Sunday night in the 21100 block of East 50th Terrace Drive South in Independence.

Police report a call was made around 8:30 p.m. warning officers someone was firing a gun and another was yelling for help.

When officers arrived on the scene, two adult males were found dead in a residence.

Police later identified the victims as 23-year-old Adonis Knight and 30-year-old Mario Batrez. Both men were from the KC metro.

A suspect was taken into custody overnight, and it is "not believed there are any other suspects outstanding," per an update from Independence police.

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