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Fatal shooting reported near 84th Street and Wayne Avenue in KC

Man found shot to death in a car in Kansas City

Kansas City police are investigating the 87th homicide of the year, this one in the 8400 block of Wayne Avenue. They responded to call about 1:30 p.m. Monday and found a man slumped over the steering wheel of a car.
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Kansas City police are investigating the 87th homicide of the year, this one in the 8400 block of Wayne Avenue. They responded to call about 1:30 p.m. Monday and found a man slumped over the steering wheel of a car.

Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting Monday afternoon in south-central Kansas City.

Police said 33-year-old Earl Watson was shot and killed in a vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 8400 block of Wayne Avenue.

The shooting was reported by someone in the area. When officers arrived, they found the man in the driver’s seat of the car, which was facing north.

There is no suspect information, and police did not know if the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle.

It was also not clear how many times the victim was shot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Check back later on kansascity.com for details.

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC

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