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6 teens shot in KC area, 2 fatally, during violent 24 hours

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 08:10:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six teenagers were shot, including two fatally, during a particularly violent 24-hour period for juveniles in the Kansas City area.

The most recent shooting victim was a 14-year-old male, who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday. According to KCPD, that incident occurred near 81st Street and Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Teens were killed Friday in Olathe, Kansas, and KCMO.

The carnage started shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday in Lawrence, Kansas.

Two teenagers — an 18-year-old, who remained in critical but stable condition, and a 16-year-old, who also remained hospitalized Saturday, according to police — were shot near Holcom Park Recreation Center.

Two suspects — a pair of teens from Topeka, Kansas — have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the double shooting.

An hour later, 17-year-old Rowan Padgett was shot and killed in the 12300 block of South Mullen Court in Olathe.

"He was genuinely such a kind and funny person. It breaks my heart to see this happen to him," David Lougee, a former classmate, said.

Later Friday evening, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg at a McDonald’s in the 3200 block of Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

The boy, his mother and the shooter were involved at a disturbance inside the restaurant, which ended with the unknown black male suspect chasing the boy and his mom in the parking lot and firing several shots.

The mother’s vehicle also was struck by gunfire.

Much like the victim in the Garfield Avenue shooting, the teenage victim went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several hours later, a 16-year-old KCMO boy was shot to death in the 4300 block of Indiana Avenue. Police identified the victim Sunday as Clinton Holman Jr.