KC Police Look for Suspect in Couple's Deaths

Posted: May 1, 2013 10:29 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police are searching for a man who shot and killed a couple as their two young children sat in a nearby vehicle.

Police say Qwentelia Vanzant and Jaron Syrus, both 25, of Blue Springs were shot Monday night in the parking lot of a convenience store.

When the couple stopped at the store, they encountered people with whom they had an ongoing dispute. Police say a fight began and a man arguing with the couple shot the victims before fleeing in a vehicle.

The Kansas City Star reports the victims' 3-year-old son and Vanzant's 7-year-old daughter were inside their vehicle during the shooting. They were released to a relative after the shooting.

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