Woman found shot in park on Prospect Avenue dies at hospital

Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a woman who was found injured Tuesday afternoon inside a park at 11th Street and Prospect Avenue.

Officers patrolling the area were flagged down about 2:30 p.m. by a passerby and found the victim, a woman in her mid-30s, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where she later died. Details of what led to the shooting were not available.

Police on Wednesday identified the woman as 33-year-old Destiny D. Brooks.

Anyone with information was asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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