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Man found shot and killed in Kansas City

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A man was found shot and killed Saturday night near 81st Street and Wabash Avenue in Kansas City, according to police.

Police were called to the area about 10:30 p.m. and found the man, who police estimated was about 30 years old, on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

No description of a suspect was available.

The shooting marked the 43rd homicide recorded in Kansas City this year. At this time last year, the city had counted 40 homicides and reached 137 by the end of 2018.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.

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