Police: One person dead in shooting near Swope Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man was fatally shot near Swope Park Wednesday morning.

It happened at 62nd Street and Jackson, just one block north of the park, just before 6:30 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to investigate the need for an ambulance, according to a news release from police. When they arrived, they found a black male dead in the yard.

Authorities identified the victim Wednesday night as James E. Molan, 45, of Merriam, Kan.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide. No suspect information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS.

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