Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Man killed in 5900 block of Cypress Place ID'd

At 9:59 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 29, police were called to a residence in the 5900 block of Cypress Place regarding a shooting. Officers found a man inside a house who had been shot and was deceased. That man has been identified as 37-year-old Dwight Gibson of Kansas City, Mo.

About 20 minutes after police found Gibson, a second shooting victim was located at a residence in the 5700 block of Bales. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Investigators believe this second shooting victim also was shot at the house on Cypress Place and fled the scene. No suspects are in custody, and police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Gibson's murder is Kansas City's 110th homicide of 2009, compared to 128 at this time in 2008.