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1 fatally shot Saturday in 1300 block of Highland Avenue in KCMO

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Mar 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-05 16:03:55-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was fatally shot Saturday in the 1300 block of Highland Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police were called to the area just after 5 p.m. on reported gunshots.

A male with gunshot wounds was discovered at the residence upon arrival.

Despite aid from officers and emergency medical services, including transporting the victim to an area hospital, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Police later identified the victim as Orlando D. Taylor Jr., 32.

Initial investigation indicates a disturbance at an apartment complex led to the violence.

There is no suspect information at this time, per KCPD.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.