3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting in Kansas City suburb


3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting in Kansas City suburb

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Three men broke into a house in a Kansas City suburb early Friday and fatally shot a woman, her son and her boyfriend, police said. A fourth victim was critically injured.

No motive has been established for the shooting at the small home in Independence but it was not a random act, Independence police Capt. John Cato said.

“This was an armed attempted residential robbery,” Cato said. “They probably knew or at least were associated with one another.”

Cato identified the dead as 48-year-old Maria Hernandez; her boyfriend, Thomas Madrigal; and Hernandez’s 20-year-old son, Antonio. The fourth person was not identified.

Police are searching for the suspects, and at least two of them could be armed, Cato said.

Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.