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Kansas City police investigate 2 overnight shootings

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Posted at 4:08 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 07:50:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people were shot in two shootings overnight.

Police found the first victim near 81 Street and Holmes Road around 11 p.m. Monday.

They later confirmed a second victim in that shooting. Police said both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to another shooting where one person was shot near East 33rd Street and Garfield Avenue.

That victim also suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released any suspect information.

The shootings end a violent 24 hours in Kansas City.

Late Sunday night, a gunman killed one woman and wounded up to 15 others outside the 9ine Ultra Lounge near U.S. 40 and Noland Road.

The nightclub was hosting a celebration party after the Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC Championship.

An armed security guard shot and killed the suspect.

Then, Monday afternoon, a man was shot and killed in a separate shooting at the Park Meadows Apartments in the 8100 block of East 80th Street.

A woman had also been shot in the leg. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said there was no suspect information.

Police Chief Rick Smith expressed frustration with the violence following the shooting at the nightclub.

"What we need to do is everyone take on a ownership in this game. It's our city, all of ours, the media, the police, we all live here," Smith said. "What can we do to make it better? And what real efforts can be made to set a different tone, different message?"

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043, or the TIPS Hotline at 814-474-8477.