On Aug. 10, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police were called to a hair salon in the 900 block of West 24th Street regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim ( inside the business. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. He has been identified as 38-year-old Mauro Brito-Pacheco of Gladstone, Mo. Witnesses say three armed suspects robbed the business and shot the victim employee. There are no suspects in custody.
On Aug. 11, at 8:11 p.m., police were called to the 3500 block of Wayne regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a shooting victim on the front porch of a residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 42-year-old Larry Parker of Kansas City, Mo. Witnesses say two groups of young black males were running south on Wayne shooting at each other. It appears the victim was struck and killed by a stray bullet. There are no suspects are in custody.
Anyone with information about either of these murders is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).