January 18, 2014

Two homicides in KCK, apparently unrelated

The police are busy with two murder cases overnight.

Two people were killed overnight in Kansas City, Kan. Police believe the cases were unrelated.

One man, 19, was found dead of a gunshot wound in a vehicle in the 2600 block of Orville Avenue about 9 p.m. Friday. Police had been called to a report of several shots being fired in the 2500 block of Minnesota Avenue.

The second report was of a shooting in the 1900 block of North Fifth Street about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. The victim, described as a black man in his 40s, was found in a vehicle and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said early Saturday they did not think the two murders were related.|

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