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Victim in quadruple shooting dies from injuries, KCPD investigates homicide

KCPD spokesman describes shooting of four people on Michigan Avenue

Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez spoke about a shooting that injured four people Tuesday near 53rd Street and Michigan Avenue. One victim had life-threatening injuries.
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Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez spoke about a shooting that injured four people Tuesday near 53rd Street and Michigan Avenue. One victim had life-threatening injuries.

One of four victims shot Tuesday in front of a home on Michigan Avenue has died, according to Kansas City police.

The shooting happened after 3:45 p.m. in the 5300 block of Michigan Avenue.

Police said Lamar Sharp, 32, had life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. Sharp died Wednesday afternoon at a hospital, according to Capt. Tim Hernandez, a Kansas City Police Department spokesman.

Detectives continued their investigation of the homicide on Friday.

Three other victims — an 18-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man — had injuries Tuesday that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Police said there could have been multiple shooters involved, but no descriptions were immediately available.

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

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Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.


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