2 dead in Kansas City fire treated as homicide investigation

October 1, 2022 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they have opened a homicide investigation after two people died following a fire early Saturday in Kansas City’s Midtown neighborhood,

Authorities responded about 5 a.m. to a report of a structure fire and discovered two people inside an apartment after firefighters extinguished the blaze, Kansas City Police Officer Donna Drake said.

Drake said both people were “suffering from apparent trauma” when firefighters found them. They were both declared dead at the scene, The Kansas City Star reported.

The killings mark the 125th and 126th homicides in Kansas City this year, according to the newspaper.