Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon.

Kansas City police spokeswoman Sgt. Kari Thompson said two of the victims were killed in one location, one was killed at another and the two people who were wounded were found at a third location, all in the same middle-class cul-de-sac.

Kansas City police say they have located an SUV reported missing from one of the homes where the shootings happened. The 2002 Toyota Highlander was found Tuesday evening in a commercial area in the northern part of the city, several miles from the crime scene.

Hours after police were called to the scene shortly before 1 p.m., patrol cars and ambulances remained on the street near the crime scene.

Thompson declined to provide details of the victims or the suspect.

Investigators also don't have a motive for the midday shootings, Thompson said.

"We don't see any rhyme or reason," she said. "That's what makes it so tough."

Police blocked off the street near the crime scene for nearly a half-mile in both directions, and officers on ATVs slowly searching the roadside grass for clues.

Earlier in the afternoon, officers went door-to-door talking to neighbors but said there was no indication of a danger to the public.

Police are looking for black male in late 20s or early 30s, about 6'2", weighing 200 lbs., unshaven, dark pants, rag on head, no shirt..

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