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Man is shot and killed after fight Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, police say

Man shot and killed after fight Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, police say

A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon, June 23, near East 28th Street and Park Avenue in Kansas City. The man's death was the 61st homicide this year in Kansas City.
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A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon, June 23, near East 28th Street and Park Avenue in Kansas City. The man's death was the 61st homicide this year in Kansas City.

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m. near East 28th Street and Park Avenue.

Arriving officers found the man, Shawndell Reed of Kansas City, shot in the street. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

Police said they were told by witnesses that the victim was in a physical altercation with the shooter before he was killed.

No suspect had been arrested as of Sunday night, police said. No description of a suspect was released.

Reed’s death was being investigated as the 61st homicide this year in Kansas City.

By this time last year, police reported 53 homicides in a year that ended with 136 killings. The city had recorded 67 homicides by this time in 2017, which ended with 150 slayings, according to data kept by The Star.

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

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.
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