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14-year-old boy fatally shot Wednesday morning in 8300 block of Wayne Avenue

Posted at 6:34 AM, Jun 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-08 11:09:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the deadly shooting of a teenage boy in the 8300 block of Wayne Avenue.

Officers were called to a shooting shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday and found a teen boy suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

He was declared deceased at the scene.

KCPD identified the victim Thursday as 14-year-old Derrick Thurman. He would have turned 15 next month.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 816-234-5043 or the call the anonymous Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Tips made through the Tips hotline could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or conviction in the case.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

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.