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39-year-old man found shot early Sunday in Kansas City

Kansas City police investigate homicide after man is found shot

Police investigated a homicide after a man was found shot and killed in Kansas City. The shooting was reported before 3 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, in the 6200 block of East 17th Street.
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Police investigated a homicide after a man was found shot and killed in Kansas City. The shooting was reported before 3 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, in the 6200 block of East 17th Street.

Kansas City police are investigating the homicide of a 39-year-old man found shot early Sunday morning.

Officers were dispatched on a report of a shooting just before 3 a.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of East 17th Street, said Capt. Tim Hernandez, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department.

They located a deceased man.

There isn’t any suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-447-TIPS.

The shooting marked the 78th homicide this year in Kansas City, according to data kept by The Star. At this point in 2018, 70 homicides had been reported in the city, in a year that ended with 145, including fatal police shootings.

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Katie Moore covers crime and justice issues for The Star. She is a University of Kansas graduate and was previously a reporter in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas.
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