KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say the man killed in a shooting Wednesday evening was a Chinese citizen who was in the U.S. to study at the International House of Prayer.
Two others were also injured in the shooting.
Police were called to the scene near Monroe and Bridge Manor Drive at about 8 p.m. Police said the scene extended about two additional blocks south.
Scene of a homicide at Monroe and Bridge Manor.
There is also a police presence near a truck in front of International House of Prayer at Red Bridge Rd and Askew Ave.
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When police arrived, they found one man who had been shot outside a residence. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
That man has been identified as Xingdong Hao, 38. Officials say Hao was walking in the area at the time of the shooting. His wife and four children are also in the U.S. with him but it's not clear if they were with him at the time of the shooting.
According to a KCPD release, Hao was targeted by the shooter for no apparent reason.
Police also found two more shooting victims on the block, one who had non-life-threatening injuries, and another who did have life-threatening wounds. Both were taken to the hospital.
Police also investigated a person's truck that was struck in the 3000 block of Red Bridge, which may be connected to the shooting.
Officials said they believe there was only one shooter. A person of interest is in custody.
Any witnesses are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the KCPD homicide unit at 816-234-5043.