KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A young man is dead after an early-morning shooting on the city’s East Side.
Police were called to a home in the 3700 block of East 29th Street about 4:30 a.m. on a report of gunshots.
Arriving officers found the body a man in his mid-20s in the yard, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Witnesses said a man shot the victim and fled on foot.
This is the city's 71st homicide of 2012, compared to 76 at this time last year.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, (816) 474-TIPS (8477).
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