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1 person dead following shooting in the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue

3300 kensington avenue homicide
Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 19:30:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person died following a shooting in the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

According the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, there was an altercation between the victim, later identified as 51-year-old Leonard Ellis, and the suspect shortly before the shooting.

The suspect fled the scene after the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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