Officers were contacted by one of the shooting victims who was in a private vehicle at East 47th and Benton. The shooting victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died. A second shooting victim was rushed by ambulance from East 37th and Benton to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
KMBC reported that the victims were 24-year-old Russell Gray Jr. and 25-year-old Vernon Thurman. The TV station interviewed a man who said he was related to the victims. LaDon Nichols said he believed Gray and Thurman had "a confrontation with one another."