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Man shot to death overnight in Kansas City identified

Kansas City police on Monday identified a man found shot to death on a sidewalk in the 3500 block of Benton Boulevard as Leonard D. Charles Jr., 21, of Kansas City.

Charles was shot shortly after he and several other people exited a vehicle about 1:45 a.m., said homicide Sgt. Joe Mabin. Investigators aren’t sure whether the gunman exited the vehicle with him or was waiting in the area. The vehicle left the scene.

Police did not release any information about a possible motive.

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