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Monday, July 20, 2009

Clearly the number one priority for Kansas City suddenly

Yet another woman was killed in the last 24 hours by someone shooting randomly into a local neighborhood here in Kansas City.

"A woman died and a man was wounded early Sunday when they were hit by stray gunfire near 34th Street and Troost Avenue."

"The two apparently were victims of stray gunfire between two vehicles traveling south on Troost about 1:20 a.m. Before the killing, police received some calls about gunfire near where the victims were found."

As Mayor--and, really, any other leader in town--I think some emergency meeting needs to be called, to show they're doing something to try to solve this significant problem. But frankly, I don't know what they can do.

How do you get people all across the city to NOT shoot, randomly at each other or into their own neighborhood?

There is no logic or rational thought to doing such a thing so how do you appeal to intelligence and/or thought to get people--men, most assuredly--to not do such things?

This is a very difficult problem with no clear, easy solution.

Somebody better get right to finding solutions and if it isn't the Mayor, I don't know who it is.

The last thing any city wants to be known as, at any time, is "Murder Capitol of the Country."

Hopefully we're not headed that way.

Link to story:
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/story/1334396.html

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