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Police identify double homicide victims as 17, 19-year-old males

Posted at 3:06 AM, Mar 07, 2024

UPDATE, Friday, March 8 | Police have identified the victims as 19-year-old Kalob Ruth and 17-year-old Carlos Gonzalez.

ORIGINAL REPORT | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department says it is investigating a double homicide.

Police were called to the University of Kansas Health System about 12:45 a.m. on a reported shooting.

Police say when they arrived, they were told two adult men were taken to the hospital by private car after they were shot.

Police say the two men died at the hospital.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows the shooting happened in a wooded area somewhere in the Kansas City, Missouri city limits.

Police say an adult man is in custody for further investigation.

Police say the case is considered ongoing and homicide detectives are gathering evidence and collecting witness statements.

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Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.