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1 dead, 2 still hospitalized after Belton triple shooting

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 16:25:29-04

BELTON, Mo. — One man has died and two others still are hospitalized following a shooting Saturday morning in Belton.

Police said the incident, in which Rahiem L. Pulce, 22, of Kansas City, Missouri, died, occurred around 5:47 a.m. Saturday on Maggie Court. One of the three people lived in the duplex complex.

The other two parties involved were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds and remain in serious but stable condition, according to a Belton Police Department Facebook post on Sunday afternoon.

Neighbors in the area said it is an otherwise quiet community. Many of them just moved into the duplexes within the past few months.

“This is our second homicide of the year, so it’s by no means considered normal,” Lt. Dan Davis, with the Belton Police Department, said.

Davis said the overnight, triple shooting led 10 to 12 officers to three locations.

“Gunshots were exchanged out in the street — two people were in the vehicle, one person was outside of a vehicle. Everybody involved left the scene. One person went to QuikTrip, two others went to the local hospital. The QuikTrip and the hospital are probably a quarter-mile apart,” Davis said.

Belton Police confirmed with KSHB 41 News the incident involved two men and a woman in their 20s.

“Everybody that we believe is involved in this shooting has been accounted for at this time,” Davis said. “This is an incident involving those three people and between those three people. We don’t have any information that would lead us to believe there’s any ongoing threat to the public at all.”

The investigation is still on-going by Belton Police with the help of the Kansas City Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigators. As of early Saturday afternoon, officers were trying to obtain a warrant to search the home.

Davis said, “We’re trying to unravel who did what, who fired what shots, their positioning, what led up to the shooting … We’re basically going to have to reconstruct the lives of these three people in several hours leading up to and ultimately leading to the shooting.”