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KCK 16-year-old dies after being shot Sunday from passing vehicle

KCK teen shot 1400 block Kansas Avenue
Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 19:19:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A teenage boy who was shot Sunday evening in Kansas City, Kansas, died from his injuries Monday.

KCK police said officers responding to a reported shooting around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the 1400 block of Kansas Avenue found Armando Villa-Rosales, 16, in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Another minor in the vehicle with Villa-Rosales was not injured in the shooting.

KCK police believe Villa-Rosales’ vehicle was traveling westbound on Kansas Avenue, when it was fired upon by a vehicle traveling eastbound.

The vehicle from which the suspected shots were fired fled the scene.

The KCKPD Criminal Investigation Division is handling the case as a homicide and asks anyone with information about the city’s 31st homicide to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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.

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