Two slayings in the last couple of days have taken the total number of homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, to 29 for 2011. That's the lowest number of killings this city has seen at this time in at least the last three years.
But the body count can climb quickly. Within a few hours' span, the city had two homicide victims on the East Side.
Maurice Clark, 24, was shot to death outside an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Monroe around 8:30 p.m. Witnesses saw Clark, a woman and two other men walking
down the street when a black man shot him and ran. Police are still looking for Clark's killer.