Police find young man lying in grass dying of gunshot wounds in KC neighborhood

Police responding to the sound of shots being fired found a young man lying in grass in a Kansas City neighborhood dying of gunshot wounds early Thursday.

The man, who was in his mid-20s, was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived. Police were investigating the man’s death as a homicide.

The shooting occurred about 4:20 a.m. in the area of 40th Street and Park Avenue East.

Police had no suspect information to release. They asked anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb