Two dead, two injured after Tuesday morning shooting at Kansas City home

Two people are dead and two were injured following a shooting Thursday morning at a Kansas City home.

Officers responded to the shooting at 1:03 a.m. and were directed to a residence in the 3200 block of Bellefontaine Avenue, according to Sgt. Phillip DiMartino, Kansas City police spokesman.

Police found two boys, a man and a woman, all of whom had been shot. Emergency medical crews responded and pronounced one of the boys and the man dead at the scene.

The woman and another boy were taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Detectives are working to find out what led to the shooting and the relationship between the victims, DiMartino said. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

These are the 64th and 65th homicides committed in Kansas City this year, according to data tracked by The Star, which includes fatal shootouts with police. There were 79 homicides this time last year.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information provided to TIPS that leads to an arrest.

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