Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Slain driver identified

At about 10:41 p.m. Sunday, September 5, officers were dispatched to Gregory and Prospect on a shooting. Officers located two victims in a vehicle just south of the intersection suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male driver, 27-year-old Thomas Simmons of Kansas City, Mo., was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was later upgraded to stable condition.

Another victim was located west of the intersection. Their vehicle had been hit by a bullet while traveling westbound on Gregory at the time of the shooting. No one was injured.

There are no suspects in custody at this time, and detectives ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).