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Person found fatally shot inside Independence home; police search neighborhood

Person found fatally shot inside Independence home on South Sterling Avenue

Police responding to reports of a shooting found a person dead inside an Independence home late Wednesday. Officers warned neighbors that persons involved in the shooting might still be in the immediate neighborhood.
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Police responding to reports of a shooting found a person dead inside an Independence home late Wednesday. Officers warned neighbors that persons involved in the shooting might still be in the immediate neighborhood.

Police warned neighbors early Thursday that persons involved in an overnight deadly shooting inside an Independence home might still be in the area.

The shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Sterling Avenue. Officers had responded to the home on reports of an aggravated assault and shooting.

Arriving officers found a person dead inside the home. Police said they detained several people.

“We have information that persons involved in this incident may still be in the area and we want those in the immediate neighborhood to be aware,” police posted to their Facebook account about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Detectives and crime scene units were in the area and South Sterling Avenue had been shut down south of East 23rd and East 27th Streets. Police asked people to avoid the area.

The name of the victim was being withheld until family could be notified.

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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