Kansas City Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shootout that left one man dead and another man hospitalized in critical condition.
Officers responded to a call on a shooting at 3:39 a.m. in the 2100 block of East 39th Street and found a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound who was transported to an area hospital.
While on the scene, police were notified that a second gunshot victim had been taken to an area hospital by a private vehicle. That victim, who was a man in his early 30s, died of his injuries.
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte reported the shooting on his Twitter account, stating, “I’m confident this homicide will be solved.”
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Anyone with information to help solve it is asked to call the police or call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).