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Woman dead inside parked car, man wounded outside

Posted: 7:27 AM, Jun 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-01 02:37:08Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Saturday morning a woman was shot to death and a man, wounded by gunfire, is fighting for his life.

Just before 5 in the morning, a neighbor heard gunfire and called an ambulance to 9th and Chestnut for a medical emergency.

When first responders arrived, they found a woman shot to death in a car and a man seriously injured outside the same vehicle.

This is the 58th homicide of the year in Kansas City. At this time in 2017 there were 70.

"It was low-caliber. I hunt. It was six or seven shots," said John Tusa, who heard the gunfire and saw police investigating the homicide in his neighborhood.

Authorities are working to notify the families of what happened and will release names at a later time.

Neighbors want to know what led up to the shooting.

"I don't feel like my family would be threatened. because most of the time when there are problems it's between people and whoever they have problems with," said Xochitl Tapia, who said nothing like this has happened in her neighborhood before.

Police took statements from neighbors and marked evidence with cones.

Detectives will talk with the man who was shot, while neighbors call for the killer to be arrested.

"To make people more aware of how dangerous it is to people themselves and how much it affects the community too," said Tapia.

Investigators said if you were around the area at the time of the shooting or know anything, give them a call at 816-474-TIPS.