The body of a man was found Tuesday afternoon in the back yard of a house at 67th Street and Walrond Avenue in Kansas City, police said.
The cause of death was not immediately known. A neighbor heard gunshots about 1 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
It was the 97th homicide recorded in Kansas City this year. The city ended 2014 with 81.
A drive-by shooting at the same house in May killed 3-year-old Amorian S.L. Hale. His family has since moved away and the house is now vacant.
There was also a fatal shooting in March in the 6800 block of Walrond Avenue.
The Star’s Glenn E. Rice contributed to this report.