Qwentelia Vanzant and Jaron Syrus identified as victims of Monday's double homicide



Jaron Syrus and his girlfriend were shot to death Monday.
  • Jaron Syrus and his girlfriend were shot to death Monday.
Kansas City police have identified the victims of Monday night's homicide as Qwentelia Vanzant and Jaron Syrus. Both were 25 years old and from Blue Springs.

UPDATE: Police have released additional details in the killings of Syrus and Vanzant, who they say were boyfriend and girlfriend and have a child. Police say Syrus and Vanzant "were involved in a large fight between several individuals when they were shot." A dark-colored SUV was spotted fleeing the scene.

Around 9 p.m. Monday, police were sent to a disturbance at Blue Parkway and Hardesty, which was later upgraded to a shooting. Vanzant and Syrus were shot in the parking lot of Discount Smokes at 5401 Blue Parkway. They were rushed to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police are asking for anyone with information to call TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

The KCPD's daily homicide hasn't been updated online since April 26, so it appears that the total number of homicides in KCMO so far in 2013 is 32.

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