UPDATE 1/14/2016 6 p.m.: Police have released descriptions for three suspects in the triple murder in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday.
One suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks. The second is a black male who was wearing a light gray hoodie at the time. A third suspect as a black male.
Three people were killed, and one child and one adult were injured in a shooting Thursday night.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at The Trails at the Ridge Apartments near I-435 and Booth in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Police said two women and one man died in the shooting. They were later identified as Victoria Brown, 28, Ali Brown, 20, and Darrell Thomas, 29. Blue Springs School District confirmed Victoria Brown was an employee with the district from the school years of 2012-2013 to 2015-2016.
A 2-year-old child and a woman were injured in the shooting and taken to hospitals. The child is in critical condition, and the woman is expected to recover.
"It's awful. You know, we are really hoping that we would get off to a peaceful start in 2017 but it's really disheartening when you hear about situations like these. And it's hard for us too, to respond to these types of things," said Captain Stacey Graves, Kansas City Police Department spokesperson.
The victims all came from one apartment.
Community leaders are asking for people to give any information they may have to police.
"I want the community to know that we have to step up. We can't start off like this. We can't have another year like this. We need a resolution. We need to talk about it," said Rosilyn Temple with Kansas City Mothers in Charge.
Homicide detectives are investigating.
If you have any information about this case, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.