NewsKansas City Public Safety

Actions

KU Health System: KCK homicide suspect fired shot into emergency room ceiling

Woman killed overnight in 1900 block of N Hallock
hallock homicide.jpg
Posted at 2:42 AM, May 08, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, police said a woman was killed Tuesday night in the 1900 block of N. Hallock.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the area after a man reportedly walked into an emergency room at the University of Kansas Medical Center and told officers he had killed someone, per police.

A KU Health System spokesperson said just after midnight, the man discharged a single bullet from a firearm into the ceiling of the security entrance into the Emergency Department, near the 39th Street garage.

No injuries were reported.

"Kansas University police and security officers working that entrance quickly took the person into custody," the spokesperson shared. "Emergency services into the health system were not impacted by the firearm being discharged."

The emergency room is open to the public.

KCKPD indicated initial investigation showed the health center was not a target, per a hospital spokesperson.

Counselors are available Wednesday to employees, and health system security and leadership are "reviewing the safety measures at the entrances to the Emergency Department as standard procedure."

When officers arrived at the residence in the 1900 block of N. Hallock, they found a woman who had sustained fatal gunshot wounds.

KCKPD said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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 P3Tips.com. 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.