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Murder-free weekend in Kansas City is group’s elusive goal

July 30, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A grassroots organization’s goal of a weekend in Kansas City without any murders has again been spoiled.

The Kansas City Police Department had been reporting more than 60 homicides heading into this past weekend.

Organizer Ronell Bailey told KCUR these types of events bring out the family to a safe environment.

But the weekend had barely begun when a woman was found stabbed to death on Saturday. And Sunday evening, the Kansas City Star also reported that a man had been shot and killed after a traffic accident.

This was Operation Ceasefire KC’s third attempt at a murder-free weekend. Killings also ruined efforts in 2016 and 2017.

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