UPDATE: Police say a teen shot over the weekend at a hotel near a Kansas City theme park has died from his injuries.

Police say the shooting happened around 7 p.m. Saturday inside Hometowne Studios, which sits west of Interstate 435 across from Worlds of Fun.

Police say the teen, later identified as 14-year-old Deontae Thomas, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he underwent surgery. Police say he died of his injuries on Sunday.

Police say homicide detectives have a person of interest in the case but are still looking for more information on the shooting from the public.

Police have not released other details of the shooting.


A child was shot and critically hurt Saturday evening in north Kansas City. Police said officers were called to a hotel near Worlds of Fun shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

At the HomeTowne Studios hotel, 4301 North Corrington Ave., they found a boy with a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. Police said he remained in critical condition Sunday morning.

Police did not release any details of the shooting, and no arrests were reported immediately Sunday.

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