Teen killed in KCMO's second homicide Saturday afternoon

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 20:22:54-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One teenager is dead after a rolling gun battle Saturday afternoon in east Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City police found the victim just after 4 p.m. in the driveway of a house at East 53rd Street and Wabash Avenue.

Firefighters pronounced the shooting victim — identified Sunday as 17-year-old Leighlan T. Fleming — dead at the scene.

There is no word on what led to the gunfire.

A police department spokesman said it appeared the victim and suspects may have been involved in a blocks-long gun battle. This is the second homicide of the day in KCMO.

A man also was found shot to death about 9:30 a.m. Saturday inside a vehicle at the Jubilee Market, 2410 Hardesty Ave.

There has been no arrest in that case.

KCMO has now experienced 117 homicides in 2019.