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Police identify woman who died in surgery after being shot in KCK

KCK shooting victim sought help in Taco Bell near KU Medical Center

A woman who sought help in a Taco Bell at 3948 Rainbow Blvd. after being shot later died at KU Hospital. Kansas City, Kan., police were looking for a suspect.
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A woman who sought help in a Taco Bell at 3948 Rainbow Blvd. after being shot later died at KU Hospital. Kansas City, Kan., police were looking for a suspect.

A woman who died after being shot Saturday in Kansas City, Kan., was identified by police as 27-year-old Krystal R. Swygert of Kansas City, Kan.

The victim had been shot at least once and went to Taco Bell to get help. Police said a customer and employees tried to render aid and called 911. Police were called to 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m.

The woman was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital with what appeared to be minor, non-life-threatening injuries, but she later died during surgery, police said.

Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted Saturday night that police identified a possible suspect and were looking for that person.

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

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