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Juvenile shot to death Thursday in Lexington, Missouri; 3 other juveniles injured in the violence

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Feb 29, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One juvenile was shot to death and three others were injured Thursday at an apartment complex in Lexington, Missouri.

The murder occurred outside the Garden Apartments, the same location as the city's last murder 21 years ago, said Lexington Police Chief Troy Sims.

The ages of the victims ranged from 15 to 17 years old, and none of them are from Lexington.

Officers were sent to the apartment complex at 4:15 p.m. and found a juvenile male outside an apartment with gunshot wounds.

Another juvenile male was found dead in an apartment and two other juveniles fled from the scene.

Police located the two a short time later at a hospital.

Two of the shooting victims were taken by air ambulances to a Kansas City hospital.

One juvenile from Independence suffered a minor finger wound and is in custody, Sims said.

Sims said his investigators, with help from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Lafayette County Sheriff's Office and the Odessa Police Department, are trying to figure out what led to the carnage.

Sims also said investigators are not getting much cooperation in their search for more information.