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2 people killed, 1 injured in overnight homicide

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Posted at 2:50 AM, Feb 16, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police say two people were killed and a third person injured in an overnight homicide.

Police were called to the 11200 block of Booth Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

When they arrived, police say they found a man in the front yard of a home who had been shot.

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Officers were then summoned to a nearby home where they found a teen boy who had been shot.

He died on the scene.

Police identified the victims as 22-year-old Linford Garrett and 16-year-old De'Shawn Robinson.

An additional adult man was found inside the home with non-life threatening injuries.

He was taken to the hospital and is being treated.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates there was a social gathering between several people and a disturbance broke out, resulting in gunfire.

Police do not currently have anyone in custody.

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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.