Crime

Midtown Kansas City homicide victim identified

Police on Friday identified a man shot to death Thursday in midtown Kansas City as 25-year-old Gary Wortham.

Wortham, of Kansas City, died at a hospital after he was shot about 4:40 p.m. Thursday near 34th and Central streets.

Witnesses told police that after they heard gunshots, they saw Wortham get out of a car and collapse on the ground. Two other males were seen getting out of the car and running south on Central. One was holding a handgun as he ran, one witness reported.

Police reported that they found a gun, a bag of white powder that appeared to be cocaine and cash on the ground outside of the car.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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