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Prior gun violence victim has answers to homicides

Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 14:04:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A community activist caught in the middle of violence isn't letting the city's overnight homicides get in the way of his message.

Early Sunday morning, police worked two homicides and a third incident that left a third person shot.

One of the homicide scenes was at 9th and Harrison, where a man was found dead.

It's not the first time people have seen crime in the area.

“Just being in this area where violence has been an issue is very dear to our hearts,” said Wesley Hamilton, founder of "Disabled, But Not Really Foundation."

Hamilton, who spends his days giving back to the community, has a personal connection with shootings.

“I am actually a survivor of gun violence myself. I know our city needs a change.”

He said he knows a solution to end the violence.

“We hope we can spread as much love as possible. That alone will change the whole perspective of what violence and crime is,” said Hamilton.

And that will people will listen and not give up.

"I’m from this community. I’ve been here, born and raised and it’s dear to my heart to see it change. I think if we can love each other and we can spread that type of love, then it will ultimately make a difference,” said Hamilton.

Kansas City Police are looking for a car possibly involved in the homicide. They describe it as small silver or gold four door car.

If you can identify this car, you are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.