Officer responding to reports of gunfire at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday near Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard found a man in his 20s dead from apparent gunshot wounds in a vehicle.
He has been identified as Anthony Martinez, 30, of Kansas City.
A passenger, a female in her 20s, had similar wounds and was taken to a hospital. She is in stable condition, police said.
The victim is Kansas City’s 50th homicide of the year. In 2016, there have been 77 killings recorded in the metropolitan area.
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Police think occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other. They do not have suspects at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.