Kansas City police say shooting deaths of man, woman linked

June 28, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in Kansas City as an apparent murder-suicide

Officers discovered the man and woman at separate locations Sunday night, but believe they were shot in the same home, police said in a news release.

Officers were first called to the scene of a crash near East 9th Street and Prospect Avenue, where they found 43-year-old Evonne Cruz inside the vehicle. She had been. Cruz was rushed to a hospital, where she later died.

Around the same time, officers were sent to a home on East 9th Street for reports of a shooting and found 54-year-old Antonio Arbelo dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police later determined that the woman had also been shot at the home before she fled.

Police said they were still trying to determine the exact sequence of events leading to the shootings at the home.