"If we were in a society, or if we were in a city where this wasn't a news story, then I would really be concerned," he said.
41 Action News caught up with the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers coordinator just before a board meeting, where members approved a $10,000 payout for tipsters who helped solve a recent homicide. It's the second payout since the reward amount was increased in April.
Boehm believes the increased reward money, plus coverage of this week's shootings, is helping.
"All of the publicity this is getting, it's motivating people to come forward, to get involved, and that's really what we need. We can't have people on the sidelines," Boehm said.
Rather, more people need to be on the field like McGee and the other staff members at the Urban Youth Academy. The nonprofit had a goal to serve 1,000 kids in its first year, but after being open just three months, they hit the 3,000 mark.
For McGee, it's all about giving back and honoring the mentors who shaped her life.
"I think that's what drove me. I wanted to do better. I wanted to see what other opportunities were out there....and that's why I'm here today, to be able to do that for other kids, that's the same experience I want to give them," she said.