Man fatally shot in Kansas City was weeks away from his 56th birthday

The man found fatally wounded in a shooting outside a Kansas City house on Tuesday evening was just weeks way from celebrating his birthday.

Police identified the victim as Harvey E. Long, 55, of Kansas City. His birthday was Dec. 3.

Police responding to reports of shots being fired about 6 p.m. found Long outside a home in the 4400 block of Garfield Avenue. He was suffering from gunshot wounds.

Long was rushed to a hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

Police were investigating Long’s death as a homicide. No suspect information was available.

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