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Saturday, December 16, 2006

BULLETIN ...

POLICE ARE ON THE SCENE OF WHAT WAS DISPATCHED AS "A MULTIPLE (VICTIM) SHOOTING" IN THE 5500 BLOCK OF PALOMA IN EASTERN KANSAS CITY, MO..

THE CALL CAME IN AT 8:49AM AND POLICE HAD TO BREAK DOWN A DOOR TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE STRUCTURE.

AT LEAST ONE DEAD PERSON AND POSSIBLY MORE ARE FOUND INSIDE AND HOMICIDE DETECTIVES WERE ORDERED.

"ONE SMALL CHILD" WAS DETECTED "STILL BREATHING" BY POLICE AROUND 9:10 AM. MAST SOON TRANSPORTED THIS VICTIM - "A 5-6-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH A GUNSHOT TO THE ROOF OF HIS MOUTH" - TO A TRAUMA CENTER IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE INVESTIGATION IS IN PROGRESS.


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Police: Man Kills 5, Self in Kansas City

Dec 16, 12:37 PM (ET)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -A man killed five people, including three of his children, before fatally shooting himself Saturday morning, and a fourth child was in the hospital with life-threatening wounds, police said.

The man killed one woman Friday night, then shot his longtime girlfriend, their four children and himself Saturday morning, Capt. Rich Lockhart said.

Police did not immediately identify the shooter or the women. Relatives identified the shooter's girlfriend as Shanika King, who was in her 30s.

The slain children were a 1-year-old boy, 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl, police said. An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition.

Overnight News - Saturday, 16 December 2006

Three car wrecks over 40 minutes kill 2 and critically-injure at least 2 others.

The fatal crashes were in Jackson County Missouri and Johnson County Kansas.

***In Oak Grove, MO-34-year-old Fredy W. Walls of Blue Springs died at an area medical center after crashing a 2001 ACURA just after 2am on westbound I-70.
The MO Highway Patrol reports Walls struck the rear of another car at high speed- lost control and overturned several times.
Walls and his passenger Dawn M. Bueneman - 37 - of Wildwood, MO were ejected during the crash. She was flown by LifeNet medical helicopter to an area trauma center in serious condition. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.


***Around 2:30am-a single-car wreck on I-35 near Gardner, KS killed the male driver. The mid-sized car was southbound- left the road - and struck a wall. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by MedAct paramedics.

**A male driver is in critical condition at an area hospital after his vehicle struck a concrete median divider on I-435 at State Line around 1:50 am.


**Two men will live after a shooting at a south Kansas City, MO tavern.
It happened just after 2am- during a disturbance inside an establishment in the 8200 block of Hickman Mills Drive.
One victim was driven to a nearby hospital before police arrived. The other man- shot in the leg- was transported by MAST. An investigation is underway.


**A night manager of a Northland fast food establishment was robbed and carjacked in Gladstone around 5:45am. It happened at 72nd St. and North Oak. Police were seeking an armed male suspect and the manager's gray Chevy Corsica.


*Around 1:15am- someone set fire to a vacant house near the KC-Independence, MO border. The structure near Blue Ridge and Thompson was heavily-damaged and no one was hurt.


>>>>>Overnight weatherwise- clouds moved in and the thermometer went up. Light southerly breezes brought low-level moisture and it's cloudiness while temperatures rose ever higher into the 50's past dawn.

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