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Posted on: October 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Verona Columns Incident Update - 10/4/21

Fellow Residents:


Public safety will always be THE top priority in our City.  It pains me to write this tonight, but we had a violent, frightening incident this morning that I want to address head-on.


Early this morning, just before sunrise, one of our residents was assaulted by two armed assailants at the Verona Columns during his morning walk.  I first want to wish the best for this resident as he recovers from the physical and psychological events this morning.  Transparently, the assailants fired two shots that, thankfully, missed.


The full police press release can be found HERE.


Our police are actively and aggressively working this event.  It is believed that these same assailants threw debris at a cyclist just before the incident in question (the car’s description matches), and there is speculation that several auto burglaries that occurred last night/this morning may have been carried out by this same duo.


If you have ANY information that may be helpful to the investigation, please call 913-642-5151, the PV police non-emergency number), and report it.  Video is also welcome!


You have the Council’s, police department’s, staff’s and my commitment to communicate fully and openly about this incident.  We want Mission Hills to continue to be the safest community in the metro area – period.


Do not hesitate to reach out to the PV police (see number above), City Hall (913-362-9620 or email  or me directly at


Thank you for your support and vigilance.

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