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Police say two shot to death in East Bottoms

By The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Two men have been shot to death in Kansas City’s East Bottoms, police said.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday, when officers were called to the area for reports of gunshots, according to a news release from police. Officers found two men with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle; the men died at the scene.

The victims’ names had not been released by Wednesday morning, and police had not released more information on what may have led to the shooting. No arrests had been announced by Wednesday morning.

Data kept by the Kansas City Star showed the Tuesday night killings were the 132nd and 133rd homicides in Kansas City this year. That compares with 99 homicides by this time last year.