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Violence doesn't deter West Bottoms improvements

Double stabbing isolated incident
Posted at 7:06 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 20:06:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Wednesday, night there was a double stabbing in the West Bottoms. People we spoke with are proud of the developments in the area, and they believe the crime was an isolated incident.

Sean Hogan is the president of the Historic West Bottoms Business Association; his business is located in the area.

"The West Bottoms is the birthplace of Kansas City," said Hogan.

Kansas City police said a man stabbed one woman to death and seriously injured a man at a gas station in the West Bottoms Wednesday night. It's an area known for antique shops and industrial charm.

Seven eateries and 16 stores call this area west of downtown Kansas City home.

Andrew Campbell is a design consultant for the Painted Sofa, a home furnishing store. He said news of the double stabbing spread quickly.

"It was shocking because we haven't had a lot of that down here. We have never had any issues as far as security," Campbell said.

On Thursday afternoon, Kansas City police arrested a person of interest in the case.