5 Shot 1 Fatally In Kansas City After SUV Opens Fires On Westport Pedestrians

KANSAS CITY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Five people were shot, one fatally, after an SUV opened fire on people walking along Mill Street in Kansas City, Missouri Saturday morning.

In all, five people were injured in the Westport neighborhood early Saturday morning. One of those shot has died.

According to officials, a white SUV was seen by police “actively shooting” at people on Mill Street in Westport.

An officer returned fire at the SUV involved.

KMBC reports that one man died and two were left in critical condition. Another victim was listed in stable condition and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they have one person in custody. Those involved have not yet been identified.

If anyone has video or information regarding this incident please contact the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS.


Geo quick facts: Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It’s known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections – wikipedia.

Seattle Tragedy As Construction Crane Collapse Kills 4 Smashing Vehicle Below Saturday

SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — A large crane collapsed near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday in Seattle, Washington.

Four people were killed and three wounded after a construction crane collapsed near Interstate 5 Saturday in downtown Seattle, pinning five cars underneath.

The four were dead by the time firefighters got to the scene, the Seattle Fire Department said. Three people were transported to the hospital, reports WWAYTV.

“It was terrifying,” Esther Nelson, a biotech researcher who was working in a building nearby, told The Seattle Times .

“The wind was blowing really strong,” she said, and added that the crane appeared to break in half.

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The crane was atop an office building under construction in a densely populated area.

Tweets from the scene showed the crane collapsed on the street, with vehicles stopped in the vicinity.

All lanes were closed, and motorists were told to avoid the area.

With Amazon and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has dozens of construction cranes building office towers and apartment buildings. As of January, there were about 60 construction cranes in Seattle, more than any other American city, reports WWAYTV.

MA Man Leland Clarke ID’d In Saturday Fatal Attleboro Route 95 Crash

ATTLEBORO, MA. (THECOUNT) — Leland Clarke, of Randolph, MA, has been identified as the victim in a Route 95 crash in Attleboro early Saturday.

According to State Police, Clarke, 26, was operating a 2010 Toyota Scion on Route 95 when, for an unknown reason, exited the roadway and rolled over in the median at 3:30 a.m.

The cause of this crash remains under investigation with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Troop H detectives, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Continue reading

Lake Michigan Double-Tragedy After Pair Of Chicago Boys Die In Separate Incidents At Indiana Dunes State Park

CHESTERTON, IN. (THECOUNT) — Joshua Torres, has been identified as one of two Chicago boys who died in separate incidents while visiting Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Torres, 10, and another 14-year-old boy, drown Saturday, according to the Porter County coroner’s office. Torres was found face down in the water Saturday afternoon about 40 yards from the shoreline.

The second boy, a 14-year-old, was found in the water in the same area about an hour later.

The older boy was taken to Porter Regional Hospital and later airlifted to a children’s hospital at the University of Chicago. Continue reading

Coast Guard Picks Up Blood Sample From Carnival Magic Ebola Patient

The Coast Guard helicoptered to the Carnival Magic to retrieve a blood sample taken from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola.

The Coast Guard crew flew the helicopter Saturday to meet the Carnival Magic crisis team and lower a basket of unknown supplies. The woman exchanged her blood sample, which was then transported back to a state lab in Austin.

Coast Guard Picks Up Blood Sample From Carnival Magic Ebola Patient

The decision to take the sample was made in coordination with the federal, state and local health authorities.

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Searchers found human remains on Saturday believed to be those of Hannah Graham, a missing University of Virginia sophomore.

Human remains were found on an abandoned property and the parents of Hannah have been contacted..

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“Today’s discovery is a significant development and we have a great deal of work ahead of us,” Sellers said. “We cannot and we will not jump to any conclusions regarding today’s discovery, so I ask for the public’s patience as we move forward and pursue what is now a new ongoing death investigation.” h/t wavy

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond will conduct an autopsy to determine the identity of the body and the cause of death, Albemarle County Police Chief Steven Sellers said at the press conference

Teen Couple ARRESTED Over Anne Hill Disappearance

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder over the disappearance of Piedmont, OK., teenager, Anne Hill.

Chadd Raymond, 16, and Chloe Thomas, 16, were taken into custody by Oklahoma City Police Homicide investigators and named as suspects in Hill’s disappearance. Hill, also 16, was reported missing in April, 2014.

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Initially the investigation was assigned to the missing persons unit. But the case has been reassigned to the homicide unit after police said there is a reason to suspect foul play. Continue reading

15 Month Old Baby Shot And Killed In New Jersey

A 15-month-old baby was shot and killed in her Irvington, New Jersey home on Saturday.

The little baby girl was in her apartment when a bullet entered through a wall and struck and killed her.

15 Month Old Baby Shot And Killed In New Jersey

The shooting occurred just after 4:30 p.m. while with her parents at 84 Ellis Avenue.

Officials say it appears a bullet entered the side of the victim’s second floor apartment from the outside, striking her. The victim’s parents rushed the baby to Newark Beth Israel Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after. The Essex County Homicide Task Force is investigating the incident. There is no motive or suspects at this time. h/t 7online

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.