A 15-year-old teenager, Angel Macias, who was critically injured in a shooting in Kansas City’s Lykins neighborhood, has died. The shooting, which also claimed the life of another teenager, Adan Morales-Alvarado, is still under investigation with no arrests made. Macias’ death marks the 121st homicide in Kansas City this year, as the city grapples with a surge in violent crime. Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward. Bill Lukitsch reported
A young individual who sustained critical injuries in a shooting during daylight hours approximately two weeks ago in the Lykins neighborhood of Kansas City has tragically passed away, as confirmed by the police. The deceased, identified as Angel Macias, aged 15, was pronounced dead on Friday morning, while the authorities continue their investigation into the incident. Another teenager, Adan Morales-Alvarado, aged 16, was also found dead at the scene of the shooting on July 23rd.
At around 6:30 p.m. on July 23rd, law enforcement officers discovered both teenagers shot on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of East 8th Street, after responding to the area based on information from concerned members of the public.
As of Friday, no arrests or charges related to these homicides have been announced by the authorities.
Tragically, the passing of Macias brings the total number of homicides in Kansas City to 121 so far in 2023, as reported by data compiled by The Star. This highlights a disturbing trend, as the city is on track to surpass its previous deadliest year on record, which occurred in 2020 with a total of 182 fatalities.
The Kansas City Police Department is appealing to anyone who possesses information about the killings of Macias and Morales-Alvarado to come forward and contact the homicide detectives at 816-234-5043. Alternatively, individuals can provide anonymous tips through the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
(Contributions to this report were made by Anna Spoerre from The Star.).