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Kansas City police investigating homicide on Olive Street after man was found shot

Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting on Olive Street

Kansas City Officer Darin Snapp said a male victim was found with gunshot wounds on Olive Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 after gunfire was heard in the area. The victim was taken to a hospital where he died.
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Kansas City Officer Darin Snapp said a male victim was found with gunshot wounds on Olive Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 after gunfire was heard in the area. The victim was taken to a hospital where he died.

Kansas City police said a man died Friday night after he was found shot in a street on the east side of the city.

According to Officer Darin Snapp, a police spokesman, officers were a couple blocks away when they heard shots fired in the area at about 8:30 p.m. They were called to the 3400 block of Olive Street, where they found a man, believed to be in his 20s, in the street with “several gunshot wounds,” Snapp said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died. Police later identified him as Maurice Jennings, 27.

The death marks the 42nd homicide reported this year in Kansas City.

No suspect information was available.

Police continued investigating at the scene and were looking to speak with witnesses late Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline 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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