Crime

Man killed, suspect at large in south KC shooting

A man is dead and his killer escaped in a car after a shooting Sunday in south Kansas City.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. in the 7100 block of Longview Road. The shooting was near the Bay Water Park, but police said there was no connection to the park.

Police found the victim lying in grass along the curb on Winchester Avenue, just south of Longview Road, across from the Soft Touch Car Wash. He was taken to a hospital but was reported dead by 6:15 p.m.

Witnesses reported that a dark-colored passenger car fled the scene after the shooting.

This was the second fatal shooting in the area in a week. July 15, police responded to a shooting around 3 a.m. and found a man dead outside a home in the 7400 block of Longview Road. The homicide remains under investigation.

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

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