Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting after a man was found dead inside a business early Saturday morning.
The Kansas City Police Department said a business in the 4000 block of North Oak Trafficway was the scene of the shooting and a victim described as a black man in his 40s was found dead there at 1:48 a.m. after police responded to a call.
Police were investigating inside Our Lifestylez, a clothing store, Saturday morning. A police spokesperson confirmed via email that that is where the body was found.
The store is located in the middle of a strip mall anchored by a Pizza Hut on one end and an ATV and scooter repair shop on the other.
A man who owns a nearby business and was at the scene Saturday said it’s generally a safe area.
“It’s not bad,” said the business owner, who said he didn’t want to be identified publicly. “I’ve been here eight-and-a-half years and I haven’t had any real problems.”
The business owner said everything in the area was likely to be closed at the time when the shooting was reported.
In 2015, police found a man shot to death just after midnight in a McDonald’s parking lot on that same block in Kansas City, North.
The city is on pace this year to match its 1993 record of 153 homicides.
Anyone with information about the latest incident is asked to call the police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.