Two killed in early-morning shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two people are dead after an early-morning shooting in Kansas City, Kan.

Police were called to the 3000 block of North 16th Street shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday on a report of shots fired.

Arriving officers saw a man firing a weapon, getting into a vehicle and fleeing the scene. They pursued the vehicle north on Interstate Highway 635 into Riverside, Mo., where the man was apprehended without further incident.

As of Saturday morning, according to a police statement, he was considered a person of interest.

Back at the original crime scene, two gunshot victims were found dead. Two additional gunshot victims drove themselves or were driven to area hospitals, where they received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Angela Robinson received a call from relatives that her cousin had been shot and killed. She rushed to the scene.

"She was a happy fun loving person," Robinson said. "I can't believe she is gone."

The identity of the victims has not yet been released, pending positive identification and family notification.

Pastor Corey Brooks with Project Hood is walking across the country to end violence and help neighborhoods. He spent the day in Wyandotte County and heard about the shooting shortly after getting to town.

"Violence is a problems all over the nation," Brooks said. "We need to stop attacking each other, and attack the real problem."

KCK Police encourage anyone with information about the incident to call the Major Case Unit at (913) 573-6020 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

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