KCKPD investigates homicide of 15-year-old boy

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 10:04:10-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Sept. 28 | The victim was identified as 15-year-old Luis Velasquez-Chavez of Kansas City, Kansas. He was a student at J.C. Harmon High School.

ORIGINAL STORY, Sept. 26 | Kansas City, Kansas, police investigated the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy on Saturday night.

Police responded around 6 p.m. to the 4400 block of Adams Street on a reported shooting.

The male victim was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

This is the 39th homicide in KCK in 2020.

There is no additional information at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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