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One dead after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas Friday afternoon

One dead after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, Kansas, Officer Thomas Tomasic said police were investigating after a person was killed in a shooting on Leavenworth Road near 60th Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
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Kansas City, Kansas, Officer Thomas Tomasic said police were investigating after a person was killed in a shooting on Leavenworth Road near 60th Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

Kansas City, Kansas, police launched a homicide investigation Friday afternoon after a person was killed in a shooting at Leavenworth Road and 60th Street.

Police were called to investigate the shooting at 2:38 p.m. and found the injured person in the middle of Leavenworth Road. The victim was taken to a hospital and died from their injuries, police said.

The victim’s name has not been released. In a news release about the homicide, police said the victim was in their 20s.

No suspect information was available Friday afternoon but police said they were checking with area businesses for surveillance video.

According to Officer Tom Tomasic, a police spokesman, initial investigation suggested the person was shot, ran a short distance and collapsed in the road.

Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating the killing as the 23rd homicide reported in the city this year, according to data kept by The Star, which includes fatal officer-involved shootings.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline anonymously 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.
Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.
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