June 20, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – A child killed in a senseless act of violence during the early morning hours of Monday, June 20, has now been identified as four-year-old Mahsaan Kelley-Wilson.
According to an early-morning press release put out by KCPD Media Unit Sergeant Kari Thompson, the vehicle carrying the wounded child arrived at Truman Medical Center just before 2:00 a.m. The occupants of the vehicle informed hospital staff that a child had been struck by a bullet.
The occupants further stated that they were driving near 8th and Paseo when their vehicle got caught between two other cars that were exchanging gunfire. By the time of the KCPD press release, hospital personnel had declared Kelley-Wilson deceased. The other occupants of the vehicle sustained no injuries. The police department had no suspect information at the time of the press release.
KCPD urges anyone with information related to this case to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).