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Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting on Olive Street

Police spoke with residents after a shooting Wednesday evening near 40th and Olive streets in Kansas City. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police spoke with residents after a shooting Wednesday evening near 40th and Olive streets in Kansas City. A man was pronounced dead at the scene. icummings@kcstar.com

Kansas City police investigated a homicide Wednesday near 40th and Olive streets.

Officers responding to a reported shooting shortly before 7 p.m. found a man with gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had not publicly identified the victim Wednesday night. Several worried family members gathered at the scene.

Detectives were waiting for a warrant to search a home on the block.

The death was Kansas City’s 65th homicide. The metropolitan area has recorded 101 killings.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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