Monday evening at about 11:15 pm KCPD officers were called to the area of Independence Avenue and Indiana on a shooting call.
On arrival they found two victims on the south sidewalk, one male and one female. The female was declared deceased at the scene, and the male was transported to the hospital by EMS for a non life threatening gunshot wound.
Police indicated the two victims were shot by an unknown suspect. One witness reported hearing gunshots then hearing a man scream “call 911!”
The area near the shooting scene is a known hot-bed for violent crime along the Independence Avenue corridor. Neighborhoods bordering the area have been actively working with police and city agencies to quell the growing crime trend. This brings the homicide count in Northeast to 32 for the calendar year.
Detectives will continue to canvas for witnesses.
If anyone saw or heard anything in this area tonight they are asked to call Homicide detectives directly at 234-5043 or the TIPS hotline anonymously at 474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.