Monday, February 1, 2010

Victim of homicide at Club Champs identified

At 1:43 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31., police were called to Club Champs, 3900 Jackson, in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival, they located a shooting victim at a residence in the 3900 block of Jackson. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 29-year-old Dion Pettis of Kansas City, Mo. A second shooting victim (a black male in his late 30’s) was transported to a local hospital by private vehicle with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses say the victims were involved in a disturbance in the parking lot with another group when shots were fired by an unknown person. There are no suspects in custody and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).

This is Kansas City's 7th homicide in 2010, compared to 6 at this time in 2009 and 10 in 2008.

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