Kansas City police investigating a homicide in Westport


A victim of an early Sunday shooting in Westport has died.

Police identified the victim as Ronald Shelton, 39, of Kansas City.

The shooting happened about 1:50 a.m. at 40th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Police said they were on patrol in the Westport area when they heard numerous gunshots.

Moments later police found two victims on the sidewalk near Pennsylvania. One had been shot in the arm. The other was shot in the abdomen and later died.

Witnesses told police that the disturbance began as an argument in the street. One of the persons involved in that argument pulled out a gun and shot the victims.

Police ask that anyone with information call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.