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KC police find fatal shooting victim on Troost; traffic shut down for investigation

Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man found early Friday in the 4300 block of Troost Avenue.

Authorities identified the victim as Tyrone C. Birdwell. Police found him after responding to a shooting call around 1:45 a.m. Paramedics declared him dead.

Police have not said what prompted the shooting, and a detailed description of the shooter was not immediately available.

Traffic along Troost near the crime scene was momentarily shut down while investigators collected evidence.

It was the city’s 100th homicide of the year. There were 112 killings reported during the same period a year ago.

Anyone with information should call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).