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One dies after Friday shooting in KC; police say charges expected soon

Kansas City police said one person died following a shooting Friday, March 30, 2018 in the 2000 block of East 30th Street. Officers pursued a vehicle after the shooting, which stopped near 26th Street and Indiana Avenue. Police took the suspect into custody after a short chase on foot. This is a Google Maps view from September 2014.
Kansas City police said one person died following a shooting Friday, March 30, 2018 in the 2000 block of East 30th Street. Officers pursued a vehicle after the shooting, which stopped near 26th Street and Indiana Avenue. Police took the suspect into custody after a short chase on foot. This is a Google Maps view from September 2014. Google Maps

A victim who was shot Friday morning in the 2000 block of East 30th Street has died, Kansas City police said Saturday.

Officers were called to the area about 10:15 a.m. Friday and discovered the victim, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said. The officers saw a suspect driving away from the area and followed it. When the vehicle stopped near 26th Street and Indiana Avenue, police took the suspect into custody after a short chase on foot.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Police said the case is now under investigation as a homicide and charges are expected soon.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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