KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four children have been killed by gunfire in Kansas City in the past six months, including two boys who were gunned down over the weekend.
The deaths of the boys, ages 8 and 9, raised the city's homicide total to 67 so far — the highest number by this time of year in seven years in Kansas City — and sparked anger from local leaders.
"I'm just really tired of hearing about kids getting killed," Mayor Sly James said Saturday afternoon. "You've got people with guns who don't care who's at the end of the bullet."
The shootings took place about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, but as of late Sunday afternoon no suspects had been identified. A 16-year-old girl at the same house was wounded by gunfire but is expected to survive.