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Teen dies in Friday night shooting

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Posted at 5:24 AM, Dec 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 18:42:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police investigated a shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday night.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Southwest Boulevard at around 11:53 p.m.

When they arrived, officers found multiple people with gunshot injuries.

Officers identified the victim as 16-year-old Hugo Hernandez-Vasquez.

Another teen, Ximena Aceves-Vargas, 18, died that night after sustaining injuries unrelated to gunfire. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department said Aceves-Vargas' death is not considered a homicide at this time.

No other information on a suspect was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at (816)-474-8477.

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

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.