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After fatal shooting in Belton, police search for gray sedan seen leaving the area

Raw video: Belton neighborhood is scene of fatal shooting

Police are investigating after a shooting left one person dead in the front yard of a home in the 200 block of Manor Drive.
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Police are investigating after a shooting left one person dead in the front yard of a home in the 200 block of Manor Drive.

Police responding to reports of a shooting found a body in the front yard of a home in Belton early Monday.

Dispatchers received a call about 2 a.m. Monday about the shooting in the 200 block of Manor Drive.

Arriving officers found the unresponsive body of a male victim. Emergency medical workers confirmed that the victim was dead.

A witness in the area told police that a gray sedan left the area shortly after the shots were fired.

Police were withholding the name of the victim until he could be identified and his family could be notified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Belton Police Department at 816-331-5522.

Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.

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