Man dies after double shooting at Kaw Point Park in KCK, police say

Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 12:53:27-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the victims in a double shooting early Sunday at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas, has now died, police said.

Juan Perez, 23, of KCK, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained in the weekend shooting, police said. The other victim remains in an area hospital in serious but stable condition.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a reported shooting at Kaw Point Park near Interstate 70 and Fairfax Trafficway. Both men had apparent gunshot wounds and were transported to an area hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

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