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Man shot to death Thursday at KCMO apartment complex

Shooting victim is city's 150th homicide in 2020
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Posted at 9:19 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 14:19:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gunfire killed a man Thursday night at an east Kansas City, Missouri, apartment complex, marking the 150th homicide of the year.

Residents of the Stonegate Meadows Apartments reported gunshots about 8 p.m. and saw a man they didn't recognize run from a parking lot into the apartment building, a police spokesperson said.

The residents tried to help 22-year old Patrick Sanders, but he died a short time later from his injuries.

There is no information on what led to the shooting.

KCPD also has not released any information about a suspect or suspects.

The annual record for homicides in KCMO is 153 in 1993, a mark that seems certain to be eclipsed before the end of October given the city's current murder rates.

There were 120 homicides through the morning of Oct. 15 last year at this time last year when the city recorded 151 homicides. That was the highest mark in the previous four years, including 2017 when there 115 of 151 homicides for the year had been through this date.

According to KCPD's Daily Homicide Analysis, 129 of the 150 homicide victims in 2020 have died from gunfire this year.

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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. Read the 41 Action News Mug Shot Policy.