One man is dead following a shooting near Winner Road and Wheeling on Tuesday. Wednesday morning, police identified the victim as 52-year-old Danny E. Scott.
Police responded to a shooting call around 11:45 Tuesday morning, where they found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk unresponsive. Officers began CPR until medics arrived. EMS transported the victim to the hospital where he was declared deceased.
No suspect information is available at this time, but police are hopeful that someone who was in the area may have seen something.
“It’s the middle of the day, nice day out so there’s people out and about, there’s businesses, there’s lots of traffic in this area,” Kansas City Police Department Media Unit Captain Leslie Foreman said. “So we are just asking as always for the public’s assistance, if anybody saw something heard something, even saw car at a high rate of speed, any little thing may make a difference and help us out.”
Neighbors are disappointed this happened in broad daylight, but not surprised.
“This is like the third time they shot here in two months,” said Eric Cardoza, who was pouring a patio at his in-laws house around the corner when the shooting happened. “These people, they always have problems, fighting and everything.”
The family moved in about five years ago, and say it’s gotten worse. They know a few of their neighbors, but not the ones involved with today’s incident.
Police interviewed the family, and detectives were canvassing the neighborhood while crime scene investigators laid down evidence markers in the nearly block wide crime scene.
“With staffing we’re challenged right now, as I think most police departments are,” Foreman said. “We’re excited as far as getting more academy classes going to ultimately bring more officers out on the street. Here’s what I can say, is the officers are doing the best they can to try to be visible, to try to be out and about patrolling.”
Foreman said citizens calling in suspicious activity can help prevent crime, because officers can drive by and check it out, which could be a potential deterrent.
If you have any information please call the Homicide unit at 234-5043. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS, with up to a $25,000 reward for an arrest in this case.