Posted on October 20, 2020

2020 Is Officially Deadliest Year in Kansas City After Victim Dies in Double Shooting

Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, October 16, 2020

Police are investigating a deadly double shooting late Thursday in Kansas City’s historic Northeast area, which makes 2020 the deadliest year in the city.

Officers responded to the shooting about 10:45 p.m. at a home in the 5200 block of Norledge Avenue, said Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.


Both victims were taken to hospitals, where the male victim was pronounced dead. The female victim had non-life-threatening injuries, El-Ashkar said.

The killing is Kansas City’s 156th of the year, eclipsing the record of 155 homicides reported in 2017, according to statistics tracked by The Star, which includes police shootings. By this time last year, 121 people had been killed in homicides.


The homicide was the second in the city on Thursday night. {snip}