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Man shot overnight near 18th and Vine streets has died, Kansas City police say

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A 31-year-old man who was hospitalized Sunday morning after he was shot in Kansas City died later in the day, according to police.

Officers responded to the shooting about 12:50 a.m. at East 18th and Vine streets.

The victim, identified as Bryan Bradford, 31, of Kansas City was found in a parking lot just south of 1805 Vine Street, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, according to Officer Darin Snapp, a Kansas City police spokesman.

Bradford was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died, according to police.

Officers found multiple shell casings at the scene as they investigated the shooting.

No suspect description was released as of Sunday night, police said.

The homicide was the second reported to Kansas City police on Sunday.

Shawndell Reed, 33, of Kansas City, was fatally shot after a fight about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near East 28th Street and Park Avenue, according to police. No suspect had been arrested as of Sunday night.

Police have reported 62 homicides so far this year in Kansas City. By this time last year, the city recorded 53 homicides in a year that ended with 136 killings, 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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