Police ID victim in Friday's deadly triple shooting in east KCMO

8300 block of MLB Blvd shooting
Posted at 6:48 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 15:17:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gunfire killed one person and wounded two others Friday outside a house in eastern Kansas City, Missouri.

The shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. near East 83rd Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The victim — an adult male, who was identified Saturday as Barry B. Barns, 25 — died at a hospital.

The other two victims suffered less serious wounds and are in stable condition, the Kansas City Police Department said.

The victims were driven to a hospital by private vehicle before an ambulance arrived.

Police believe the suspect walked up to the vehicle the victims were inside and opened fire. The shooter, who wore a white T-shirt with red pants and a red baseball cap, fled the scene on foot.

KCPD also said Saturday the motive remains unknown, but the shooting appears to be drug-related.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).