Four people fatally shot in Northland home; all were adults
Four people have been shot and killed inside a home in Kansas City’s Northland.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office went to the house in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood outside Parkville about 9:15 p.m. Sunday on reports of a shooting.
Four adults were found dead inside the home.
The Platte County dispatch center received a call from a woman who said she’d heard shots fired in the area.
“She was unsure where she was,” said Capt. Jeffery Shanks, spokesman for the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatchers were able to tell she was in the 14000 block of Northwest 63rd Street in the Thousand Oaks subdivision.
“Initially she wasn’t sure of the exact address of where she was,” Shanks said. “She indicated there was a party armed with possibly a rifle.”
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office set up a perimeter, assuming an active shooter was in the area, Shanks said.
The sheriff’s office called in its SWAT team. Members of the Missouri Highway Patrol and Parkville police responded to the area. South Platte Fire Department and AMR ambulance staged in the area.
“Once the perimeter was secured, there as a decision made to make a tactical entry into the house with the SWAT team,” Shanks said. “Once the SWAT team did enter and clear the house, what they did discover was that there was four deceased parties inside the residence.”
All of the dead were middle-aged and older. Authorities have not identified them but think that they are all related, according to the sheriff’s office.
Investigators do not think there is a shooter at large and are not looking for a suspect.
However, they said they could not confirm that the the suspect was among the dead. The residence was secured and a search warrant was sought so that investigators could collect evidence.
Investigators were questioning the woman as a witness. She was not considered a suspect, Shanks said.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office was trying to determine whether she was inside the house at the time of the shooting.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.