CRIME

Authorities Chase Alleged Gunman Wanted In Quintuple Homicide

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino may be armed with an AK-47, police say.
Police are seeking Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40.
Police are seeking Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40.

March 8 (Reuters) - Authorities searched on Tuesday for a suspect after five people were killed in Kansas and Missouri.

Authorities in Missouri searched for suspect Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, near where his truck was found, officials said. He may be armed with an AK-47, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Kansas City, Kansas, police responded to a shooting at 11 p.m. CST on Monday in the southwestern part of the city. When they arrived, officers found three men in their early 30s apparently shot to death, according to police.

A fourth man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

The suspect's truck was found in New Florence, Missouri, near where one of the victim's was killed.
The suspect's truck was found in New Florence, Missouri, near where one of the victim's was killed.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol found the pickup of suspect abandoned on a highway in Montgomery County, Missouri, about 170 miles east of Kansas City, Kansas, at about 7:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, officials said.

A fifth victim, a 49-year-old man, was killed in New Florence, Missouri, near where Serrano-Vitorino's truck was found. Serrano-Vitorino is also a suspect in this killing, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz said.

The victims were not immediately identified, pending identification and family notification. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Tom Brown and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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