Monday, September 19, 2011

Three men dead in 'gruesome' triple slaying

The only reason that I'm posting this is 1. It's in my neighborhood and 2. I think I heard the shots last night. I could be mistaken but I could have sworn I heard a bunch of gunshots ringing out last night. Lovely description, especially when you consider the details.

Three men dead in 'gruesome' triple slaying

Police are trying to piece together what led to a gruesome scene they discovered Sunday evening.

A police spokesperson said it may have been an execution-style killing and that the victims may have known their killers.

Police got a call on multiple shots fired just after 7 p.m. Sunday on East Linwood Blvd. near Campbell Ave.

When police arrived on the scene, they found three men, believed to be in their 30s, shot dead inside a second floor apartment in the 900 block of East Linwood Blvd.

Police said they caught five men running out of the building.

They are now being held as persons of interest and being questioned at police headquarters.

Officers said they now need the community's help filling in the gaps of their investigation.

"There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment. From the evidence, they were possibly let in. At this point, we don't know how many suspects or even a description," said officer Darin Snapp with the Kansas City, MO Police Department.

Police have not released the names of the victims.

If anyone has any information that can help their investigation, call the tips hotline at 816-474-tips.

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