A 32-year-old man who was seriously injured in a shooting in Kansas City and put on life support in late November has died, according to police.
Officers responded to the shooting just after 2 a.m. Nov. 28 in the 4100 block of Montgall Avenue, where they found Jamell Hornbeck unresponsive in the street, according to the Kansas City Police Department. He was suffering from gunshot wounds.
Hornbeck was taken to a hospital in critical condition and put on life support.
On Tuesday, detectives were told that Hornbeck died from injuries.
“Hard to see the staggering amount of crime we’ve experienced recently and to hear folks merely say we need more of the status quo that has us flirting with murder records for years,” Mayor Quinton Lucas wrote Monday after detectives responded to the third homicide that day. “Those of us who care about these issues beyond slogans will keep pushing for a safer Kansas City.”
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