Authorities have identified the three men who were killed in a shooting early Saturday at a party inside a Northland hotel room.
The victims were identified as Dejan Joksimovic, 18, Armin Hamidovic, 18, and Delfino Elizondo, 22.
No arrest has been made and the Metro Squad has taken up the investigation.
Investigators have not determined what prompted the shootings that occurred early Saturday at the Red Roof Inn near Interstate 435 at Missouri 210.
Joksimovic and Hamidovic died at the scene. Elizondo died early today at a hospital after he was taken off of life support.
Marcus Regan, Metro Squad spokesman, said it remained unclear what happened.
There were about 15 people inside the second-floor hotel room. Something went wrong during the party and several gunshots were fired, Regan said.
Investigators continue to look for witnesses, he said.
Relatives of Joksimovic declined to speak, but through a family interpreter, his mother said her son was a good kid. The family had moved to the area about two years ago.
North Kansas City school officials said Joksimovic, who is of Serbian descent, attended North Kansas City High School and was on track to graduate this spring.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of one of our students,” said Mary Jo Burton, a district spokeswoman. “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”
Burton said high school counselors and administrators were scheduled to meet this evening to prepare a grief response plan.
The school’s principal is scheduled to speak with the faculty early Monday. No other information about Joksimovic was immediately available.
One of the other victims may have attended an area community college.
Authorities said that the party had been disruptive while in Independence. Twice their revelry had triggered noise complaints that attracted police.
The party disbanded but moved to the Red Roof Inn in southern Clay County.
Investigators did not immediately know what prompted the shootings. As the shots rang out, all three victims slumped inside the hotel room.
At 3:19 a.m., a caller told a dispatcher that there was a large group of people and a “disturbance” inside a second-floor room at the Red Roof Inn.
Clay County sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the two slain teenagers, as well as the wounded man.