After notching an impressive 127 homicides in 2005, Kansas City, Mo., is off to try to beat that record in 2006.
The first murder of the new year happened just an hour and a half in to 2006. It came in the form of a severe bludgeoning (is there any other kind) in the 1600 block of Topping Avenue on, you guessed it, the city's east side.
But the city does have some catching up to do. By the second day of 2005, Kansas Citians had already killed 5 people. So come on east siders, let's get with the program. Those victims aren't going to murder themselves you know.
tagged: murder, homicide, Kansas City