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Two men killed Thursday night in KCMO, another man shot, persons of interest identified

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-17 21:41:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men were shot to death and another wounded Thursday night in east Kansas City, Missouri.

The shootings happened about 9:20 p.m. near a business located at 4281 Sterling Avenue.

Police found one homicide victim, DaMarcus Houston, 17, near a restaurant and the second victim, Marquise Brown, 26, at an AT&T store.

One male victim was found deceased right outside the business.

A police spokesman said in a news release Friday night extensive evidence analysis led to additional information about a third shooting victim. The victim arrived at a hospital at 9:45 Thursday night by private vehicle.

He is expected to survive, according to police.

Detectives have identified all associated persons of interest in this case and are not searching for any additional suspects.

These were the 165th and 166th homicides of the year in KCMO, compared with 150 homicides at this time a year ago.

If you have any information about a crime, you may contact your local police department directly. But if you want or need to remain anonymous, you should contact the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at Depending on your tip, Crime Stoppers could offer you a cash reward.

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