KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating three shooting deaths that occurred within four hours Friday.

The deaths bring the city’s homicide count to 84 this year — a 50 percent increase over the same period last year.

The Kansas City Star reports ( http://bit.ly/2gSJF1T ) officers found a man dead on an eastern Kansas City home’s porch about 10 p.m. Friday.

About 8:15 p.m., a man reported his son had been shot at a northeast Kansas City home. The son was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witnesses told police the victim was in the front yard when an unknown person shot him. The motive is unclear.

Another man was shot and killed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday inside a vehicle at Avenue Car Wash in eastern Kansas City.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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