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Shawnee woman killed, 2 other women wounded in shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

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Posted at 2:42 AM, May 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 12:00:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man shot three women late Thursday at a house in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police said the shootings occurred about 11 p.m. in the 2700 block of North 123rd Street.

Officers found three adult women with gunshot wounds outside the house.

One victim — Kristy Thow, 29, of Shawnee — died at an area hospital.

A second woman suffered life-threatening injuries and a third sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police found an adult male suspect dead inside the house.

His name has not been released.

The incident is under investigation by the KCKPD Major Case Unit.

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