Kansas City police were investigating a shooting death Tuesday night at a motel in the 8900 block of U.S. 40.
Police responded to the Blue Bird Motel about 8:10 p.m. on reports of a shooting.
The victim was dead in the parking lot when police arrived, a dispatcher said.
A motel employee told police that she was robbed by a man wearing a black vest prior to the shooting.
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Police did not have a detailed description of the shooter.