“Teenager Dies in Kansas City Shooting: Angel Macias Becomes 121st Homicide Victim in City’s Deadliest Year”

By | August 5, 2023



A 15-year-old teenager who was critically injured in a shooting in Kansas City’s Lykins neighborhood has passed away. The victim, Angel Macias, was pronounced dead on Friday morning, while another teenager named Adan Morales-Alvarado was found dead at the scene on July 23. The police are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made so far. This marks the 121st homicide in Kansas City in 2023, putting the city on track to surpass its deadliest year in history. Anyone with information is urged to contact the authorities. Bill Lukitsch reported

A young individual who sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident during daylight hours in the Lykins neighborhood of Kansas City has unfortunately passed away, as confirmed by the police. The deceased, identified as Angel Macias, aged 15, was pronounced dead on Friday morning, while the investigation into the shooting by Kansas City detectives continues. Another teenager, Adan Morales-Alvarado, aged 16, was found dead at the scene of the shooting on July 23rd.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 23rd when law enforcement officers discovered both teenagers with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of East 8th Street. Concerned citizens had alerted the police to the presence of Macias and Morales-Alvarado in that area.

As of Friday, no arrests or charges have been announced in relation to the killings.

Regrettably, Macias’ death marks the 121st homicide in Kansas City in 2023, according to data compiled by The Star. The city is currently experiencing one of its most violent years on record, with the highest number of homicides recorded in 2020, totaling 182.

Kansas City police are appealing to the public for any information regarding the murders of Macias and Morales-Alvarado. They can contact homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or provide anonymous tips to the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

(Contributions to this report were made by Anna Spoerre of The Star.).