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1 person dead after shooting in Independence

Independence police
Posted at 11:20 AM, Jan 13, 2022

UPDATE | The Independence Police Department said that the victim in Thursday's shooting died over the weekend.

The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Timothy Phillips.

A person of interest is in custody, and the department is awaiting charges from the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Independence Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of North Leslie Avenue.

One person was transported to an area hospital after sustaining critical injuries and is recovering.

IPD spokesperson Jack Tayor said several persons of interest have been taken into custody in regard to this incident.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident.

This is a developing story and may be updated.

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