Gold SUV spotted leaving crime scene after male is shot and killed, police say

A 22-year-old man was found shot and killed in an east Kansas City neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The shooting was reported about 4:15 p.m. at East 41st Street and Monroe Avenue.

Arriving officers found a male victim who had been shot and showed no signs of life. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as Caprice Hardy, a Kansas City resident.

Witnesses told police a gold SUV was seen leaving the scene after the shooting.

The investigation was ongoing Tuesday night.

The killing marked the 59th homicide in Kansas City this year.

Anyone with information was 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.