KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, April 2 | The victims in the homicide were identified as 22-year-old Mia R. Sheridan and 22-year-old Joshua Gilmore-Harris.
ORIGINAL STORY, April 1 | Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a double homicide Thursday afternoon.
Officers were called to the area of East 67th Street and Walrond Avenue around 1:30 p.m. on reports of shots fired.
When first responders arrived, they found a man and a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside a car, which was parked on the side of East 68th Street.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene, and the car has become a focal point of the investigation.
These mark the city's 41st and 42nd homicides in 2021, according to homicide analysis by KCPD.
Detectives collected evidence from and took pictures of the car as several residents tried to make their way through the area to get home.
According to KCPD, the scene is expected to remain active until around 8 p.m.
Police asked neighbors to be patient as they work to bring justice to the man and woman who lost their lives.
“Please be patient with us. I know that’s frustrating when you’re wanting to get to your house or leave your house but we are trying to get justice for two victims here at the scene,” Officer Donna Drake, a spokesperson for KCPD, said. “I would ask that you keep that in mind, so the detectives and crime scene personnel could process this scene to hopefully lead to some justice here.”
41 Action News asked if any guns have been found in the car or if it appears either victim played a role in any shooting. Drake said KCPD is still working to gather that information as part of the ongoing investigation.
Drake said there was no suspect information available early Thursday afternoon.
She asked anyone who was in the area of 68th and Walrond at the time of the shooting and may have seen or heard something to come forward and they will remain anonymous.
“I know that that’s a scary feeling. There are many ways you can speak to detectives and you can also remain anonymous to give the key piece of information that you might hold, it can be life-changing,” Drake said. “It’s not going to bring someone’s loved one back but it can definitely help with the healing process to know that the person who did this and who is responsible for this is being held to justice.”
For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.