The Independence Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting after a man was found dead in the road Friday night.
The department said officers responded to a call in the 8700 block of East St. John Avenue at 10:57 p.m. and found a white man with a gunshot wound on the pavement. They tried to render aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
East St. John Avenue is a short road on the edge of train tracks that runs south of the Blue River, east of I-435 and north of US-24.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 325-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.