Two juveniles charged in deaths of two Kansas City teenagers

October 1, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two juveniles have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two teenagers in Kansas City, police said Friday.

The juveniles, who are 15 and 17, were each charged with two counts of murder and two counts of armed criminal action in the deaths of Dominik Simmons and Dominique Nelson, who were both 15 when they were killed, The Kansas City Star reported.

The suspects’ names were not released because of their age.

Both are being held at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center, said Valerie Hartman, spokeswoman for Jackson County Circuit Court.

Simmons and Nelson were killed in March in south Kansas City when gunfire broke out during an argument between two groups, police said at the time.