A man was found shot to death Friday afternoon at a hotel near 113th Street and Colorado Avenue in south Kansas City, according to police.
Kansas City police were called to a shooting shortly after 5 p.m. at the Value Place hotel at 11301 Colorado Ave. A man found shot there was declared dead by members of the Kansas City Fire Department.
Members of the local chapter of Mothers in Charge, an anti-violence group, arrived at the scene to comfort family members of the victim. Earlier in the day, the group had participated in a vigil as part of a national day of remembrance for murder victims.
Friday’s shooting was the 73rd homicide in Kansas City this year, adding to an increase over 2014 after steady declines in recent years.
Police asked anyone with information about the case to call the TIPS Hotline 816-474-8477.