One person is dead after a man called police Friday to report that his son had been shot in the 3800 block of East Sixth Street in northeast Kansas City.
The victim was shot about 8:15 p.m., according to authorities. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police the victim was in the front yard when an unknown person shot him.
The suspect was described a slim black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-2, wearing a white tank top and a white T-shirt over his face. He was last seen on foot headed east on East Sixth Street, police said.
The motive for the shooting was not known.
The homicide was the second Friday in Kansas City and the 83rd homicide of 2017.
One person was shot and killed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday inside a vehicle at Avenue Car Wash in the 5700 block of Independence Avenue. The area is near Wilson Avenue.
Anyone with information on either homicide is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).