KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal shooting on an Amtrak near Kansas City have identified the victim as 30 year old Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence, Missouri, according to Lee's Summit Police.
Investigators were working to establish the timeline and events that led up to the shooting aboard the train just after 9p.m. Friday as it was stopped at the Lee’s Summit station. The initial investigation revealed that the train car where the shooting occurred did not have a large number of passengers and the passengers that heard the gunshots did not immediately recognize that a person had been shot.
The suspect in the case, also a passenger on the train fled from the train and the area. Aaron, Jr. was discovered after the train left the Lee’s Summit station and the next available location for the train to stop was the Independence station where emergency medical staff were immediately called to assist him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives have interviewed passengers on the train to develop a suspect in the case.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — One person is dead following a shooting Friday night on an Amtrak train that was stopped at a Missouri station, police said.
Police in Independence, Missouri, were called around 9:15 p.m. to the Amtrak station where they found a person who had been shot while the train had been stopped earlier at the Lee's Summit station, said Sgt. Chris Depue, a spokesman for the Lee’s Summit Police Department. Police are looking for the suspected shooter who is believed to have fled in Lee's Summit, he said.
The train traveled north to Independence where life-saving efforts were attempted before the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's name is being withheld until the family is notified.