man died of injuries in Missouri double shooting

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has died of his injuries in a shooting at a Blue Springs home that also killed a woman, police said.

The shooting happened afternoon. A tactical team was sent into the home after officers made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to make contact with people inside, police said. Once inside, officers found 46-year-old Denine McCord dead from gunshot injuries.

Police also found Joseph Patterson, 57, critically injured from a gunshot wound, officials said. Patterson was taken to a hospital, where he died later Friday.

Police Lt. John Kingsolver told The Examiner of Independence that police believe the shooting was a murder-suicide, but are still investigating.

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