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1 killed Saturday night in KCMO shooting

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Posted at 11:20 PM, Jan 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 13:11:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Jan. 16, 3:47 p.m. | The victim has been identified as Maurice Ball, 45. Police said the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a Saturday night fatal shooting in the 1800 block of east 78th Street.

Around 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area, near 78th Street and Hickman Mills Drive, on the sound of shots.

While they were on the way to respond, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle that had come to rest in the residence's yard. An unresponsive male who had suffered apparent gunshots wounds was inside the vehicle, according to police.

Emergency medical services declared the victim deceased on the scene.

Police said initial investigation determined the victim was shot while inside the vehicle and it rolled to a stop in the front yard of the residence.

This incident is under investigation.

Detectives and crime scene personnel are processing the scene and are working with a medical examiner to identify the victim as well as the connection to the vehicle, per a news release.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or to provide a tip anonymously by calling 816-474-TIPS.

A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.

And while the location of this shooting is in close proximity to a suspicious death investigation, KCPD notes there is no indication the two events are connected.

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 P3Tips.com.

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.