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Kansas City police launch homicide investigation after woman is fatally shot

Kansas City police investigating fatal shooting on Sycamore Avenue

Kansas City police were investigating the shooting death of a woman found Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in the 5200 block of Sycamore Avenue.
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Kansas City police were investigating the shooting death of a woman found Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in the 5200 block of Sycamore Avenue.

Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a woman found Monday afternoon in the 5200 block of Sycamore Avenue.

Officers responded to the scene just after 4 p.m., and found the woman with life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she later died. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Police are investigating the woman’s death as a homicide.

Witnesses told police that the victim was on the porch, arguing with a man just before the shooting. Police have not located the man. No other details were immediately available.

Part of Sycamore Avenue was blocked off as police continued investigating Monday.

Anyone with information should call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest in Kansas City homicide cases.

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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.
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