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Quelling Gang Violence in KC-MO

By Ty Chandler

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Kansas City, MO – The arrest of wanted fugitive Shauntay Henderson doesn't mean gang violence is over for Kansas City, but police believe having her off the streets is a start. Henderson is charged with 2nd degree murder from an incident back in September. She re-emerged in Kansas City earlier this year, and investigators believe her return served as the catalyst for a gang war that resulted in seven shootings in ten days during the month of March. KCUR's Ty Chandler spoke with Kansas City Missouri Police Captain Rich Lockhart over the phone. He tells us how a change of tactics is helping curb the gang violence. In this effort police have taken more than thirty guns off the streets, as well as a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.
This story was produced for KC Currents.

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