A woman was found with gunshot wounds on an Interstate 470 entrance ramp late Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, Kansas City police said in a news release.
Friday afternoon, Kansas City police identified her as Tasheika S. Baker, 41.
KC police were called at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting at the View High Drive ramp leading to the westbound interstate lanes near Lee’s Summit. Lee’s Summit police and firefighters had responded as well.
It is unknown why the victim was in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or submit a tip anonymously at 816-474-8477.