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.
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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.